Veteran defender Jan Vertonghen, who played for Tottenham Hotspur in the past, scored for the Belgian national team for the first time in five years.
Belgium won 5-0 in the fifth Group F match of Euro 2024 against Estonia at Stade Lua Boden in Brussels, Belgium on the 13th (Korea Standard Time). Belgium formed the lead with Austria with four wins and one draw (13 points).
Born in 1987, Vertonghen is already in his mid-30s, but he is still a member of the Belgian national team. He started as a central defender against Estonia. Vertonghen scored the first goal in the first four minutes of the match. It was the first time in about five years and two months that Vertonghen scored a goal in the A match since the round of 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Japan.카지노
After Vertonghen’s valuable first goal, Belgium bombed Estonia. In the 18th minute of the first half, Leandro Trosar scored his second goal, and Belgium finished the first half 2-0. Romelu Lukaku scored multiple goals in the 11th and 13th minutes of the second half. In the 43rd minute of the second half, Belgium sealed the game with Charles de Ketelaère’s goal.
Vertonghen, a native of Ajax, enjoyed his heyday after wearing a Tottenham uniform in the summer of 2012. He has become the core of Tottenham’s defense with his fast speed, forwardness and excellent left-footed build-up ability. Vertonghen played 313 official games for Tottenham for eight years. Thanks to Vertonghen’s strong defense, Tottenham finished second in the 2016/17 season and advanced to the UEFA Champions League final in the 2018/19 season.
Vertonghen is also a player with a deep relationship with Son Heung-min. Son Heung-min, who joined Tottenham in 2015, has been working with Vertonghen for five years. Vertonghen was the player who scored an assist against Burnley in 2019, which gave Son Heung-min the Puskas Award. When Son Heung-min was confirmed to win the Puskas Award, Vertonghen said on SNS, “I owe you an assist. Congratulations on winning the Puskas Award,” he posted.
Vertonghen’s contract with Tottenham expired after the end of the 2019/20 season and completed his accompanying with Tottenham. He then moved to Benfica, Portugal, on a free contract, and spent two years in Portugal. Last summer he returned to his home country, moving to Anderlecht, Belgium. Now he is captain of the team.