Jan ready for final push
Jan Vertonghen insists nothing has changed from a Spurs perspective as we prepare to face Sunderland - a match he knew we would have to win in Sunday’s Premier League finale.
Arsenal’s victory against Wigan on Tuesday night means it’s ‘as we were’ in the Premier League, with the Gunners a point ahead going into the final weekend. They travel to Newcastle while we face Paolo Di Canio's men at the Lane.
“All we can do is win our games and it’s important for us to keep believing,” said Jan. “We would have to do that anyway on Sunday, so let’s hope we can.”
Jan said he was confident of success at Stoke last Sunday as long as we stuck to our football.
That possession game helped us get back on terms after the Potters took an early lead and following Charlie Adam’s red card five minutes into the second half, patience was the key as we took maximum points via Emmanuel Adebayor’s 83rd-minute winner.
“We knew we had to fight for this result,” said Jan. “We went 1-0 down but fought all the way, kept playing our football and that was important.
“We knew we could win here and we showed passion, played our football and I think we deserved to win.”