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Vertonghen looking to finish season strongly

5 February 2014 12:27

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is looking for a strong finish to the season after recovering from a troublesome ankle injury.

Vertonghen picked up the problem in the 2-1 win at Fulham in early December, and returned to the side for the first time in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Hull City.

Equally adept at centre-half and left-back, the Belgium international has become a key figure in the Spurs side over the past two seasons and is now aiming to help the club qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in three years.

Tottenham sit sixth in the Premier League, three points adrift of Liverpool in fourth place, and they welcome Everton to White Hart Lane on Sunday with Roberto Martinez's men a point and a place better off.

Vertonghen knows it is important that Spurs are ready for such a vital clash.

"We have to bounce back in an important game against Everton," he told the club's official website.

"We have to be ready for that.

"I want to finish the season strongly now.

"Hull was my first game in two months. I don't suppose you can expect to win everything and play every ball to the right player in the first game, but I'm back and getting stronger."

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