Everton 0 Tottenham 0: Jan Vertonghen happy with ‘good point’
Everton 0 Tottenham 0: Jan Vertonghen believes Spurs should be happy with a "good point" at Goodison Park
Jan Vertonghen insisted Tottenham Hotspur can be happy with a “good point” after Spurs were held to a goalless draw at Everton.
Tottenham regularly probed the Toffees’ rearguard in the first half and Vertonghen was denied a penalty when Seamus Coleman’s clumsy challenge on the Belgian went unpunished.
Spurs kept Everton’s prolific Romelu Lukaku well-marshalled, and the Toffees had a spot-kick shout of their own when Coleman felt he was fouled by Vertonghen in Hugo Lloris’ area.
But the Spurs defender reckons referee Kevin Friend got both decisions right.
“I think there was contact for my penalty appeal, that was why he didn’t give me a yellow card but it would have been harsh for Everton,” Vertonghen told BBC Sport.
“I think there was a similar one in the second half, with Seamus Coleman being brought down. I think it was also Seamus in the first half so at the end we can shake hands.”
He continued “If you see second half it was a good point because Everton were very strong.”
On the clash between Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris and Lukaku in the second half, the Belgium international added: “Hugo Lloris had contact with Romelu Lukaku, but Hugo is a strong man.
“The doctor thinks it was better to take him off but he is a guy who thought he could help the team by staying on to give us an extra substitution.”