Tottenham defender slams Leicester as “kick and run” team

Jan Vertonghen frustrated by Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Foxes

Tottenham defender slams Leicester as “kick and run” team

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January 15th, 2016

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Tottenham remain in fourth place although Wednesday’s 1-0 home reverse against Leicester City means that Champions League football returning to White Hart Lane is that little bit less likely.

The Foxes struck late to claim all three points through Robert Huth, with the defence holding steady and their tactical approach frustrated Spurs, with Jan Vertonghen slightly bitter about the midweek reverse.

The Belgian claims that Leicester are a “kick and run” team although it won’t be something that will bother Claudio Ranieri as his side continue to confound pre-season predictions that the Foxes would finish bottom.

“They play the ball up to their strikers and are good from set pieces. We knew they would do that. They play that game very well,” he said.

“They always approach every game in the same way, so we knew what to expect – they kick every ball they get long and run. And when they don’t have the ball, they all defend. But it works for them.

“They know what they are doing in every single way. Everyone knows what their qualities are. It’s frustrating but they prepare well.”

Leicester head to Villa Park on Saturday evening, with Tottenham entertaining Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

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