Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen: I’d swap Liverpool goals for a point

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen admits he would readily swap his brace at Liverpool for a point after Sunday's defeat

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Andre Villas-Boas's Spurs went down 2-1 at Anfield Photo: Back Page Images

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Jan Vertonghen admits he would readily swap his brace at Liverpool for a point after Tottenham’s defeat at Anfield on Sunday.

Vertonghen struck either side of the break to give Spurs a 2-1 lead after Luis Suarez’s opener, before Stewart Downing and Steven Gerrard secured a win for the Reds.

Defender Vertonghen, who has now scored five goals for Spurs, felt the north Londoners were the better team and were worthy of at least a point.

“It was frustrating,” Vertonghen told Spurs’ website. “Over the 90 minutes we were better team and of course, I scored twice, but I would rather we’d won this game.

“I’m pleased with my goals but believe me, I would give my goals away to even take a point.

“As I said, I thought we were the better team and I’m disappointed we didn’t get a win or a point because we deserved it.”

Sunday’s defeat came as a blow to Tottenham’s chances of Champions League qualification with nine games left to play.

But goalkeeper Lloris is sure that Andre Villas-Boas’s men will bounce back ahead of their Europa League trip to Inter Milan on Thursday.

“Liverpool was disappointing because we had control of the game,” Lloris said. “We led 2-1 and had opportunities to score the third goal. We made mistakes and the game turned.

“But we have to be positive, to look forward.

“There are nine games remaining and a lot of possibilities for us. We have to work hard, believe and push on again. We’re confident we can do that.”

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