Video: Vertonghen puts Villa's Helenius off-stride, pulls his shorts down

Posted by Chris Wright

Jan Verthongen has always been ahead of the curve, and the Tottenham centre-half demonstrated a fine piece of avant-garde defending in Spurs' 4-0 Capital One Cup win Tuesday night when he masterfully put Aston Villa striker Nicklas Helenius off his stride by sprawling headlong and yanking the Dane's shorts down as he attempted to get his shot away ...

Ingenious. Last-ditch defending at its most unorthodox.

A doff of the cap is definitely due to Helenius too, as he still somehow managed to get his shot off despite being unceremoniously relieved of his pantaloons mid-swing!


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