The Spurs headed to Selhurst Park for their last game of the season to face Christian Benteke’s Crystal Palace, although it was not in the squad. The Eagles were already sure of the preservation, Tottenham still had to work hard for a Europa League ticket.
Vertonghen probably would have loved to be on the field, but has to make do with a place on the bench. Again. Since the restart, the Red Devil has been in José Mourinho’s base only once, in early July against Bournemouth. Since then, he only played for one minute.
Tottenham fans hoped to see Vertonghen at work one more time before heading to other places this summer after more than 300 appearances for the club, but Mourinho didn’t let it get that far. He kept our countryman on the bench in the 1-1 draw all match. Vertonghen ends his career with the Spurs with 315 appearances, 14 goals and 7 assists. Fortunately, he and his team finally jumped to a ticket for the Europa League.
“We are sorry that these two great guys are leaving the club,” said team mate Toby Alderweireld on his social media about Vertonghen and goalkeeper Michel Vorm. “They are fantastic players but even better people. We have shared countless moments that I will never forget. Good luck with your next step. We’ll keep in touch!”