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Vertonghen relishing step up in class

Jan Vertonghen says the Premier League is a big step up from the Eredivisie after making his full debut for Tottenham at the weekend.

Vertonghen, signed from Dutch giants Ajax for around 10 million pounds in the summer, delivered a promising performance alongside William Gallas in the heart of the Spurs defence in their 1-1 draw with West Brom at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

After the match, the Belgian confessed West Brom were stronger than the average top-flight Dutch side, but insisted the formidable challenge of the Premier League was one of the main attractions for him.

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