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The central defender is being deployed at fullback by his manager following injury to Danny Rose, but the versatile Belgian has dismissed talk of discontent.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has rejected speculation he has fallen out with coach Andre Villas-Boas over being played out of position.

Although a center back by trade, a toe injury to Danny Rose has seen the the Belgium international forced to deputize on the left side of the Spurs back four.  

Vertonghen, who has also played in midfield during this career, insists he is happy to play wherever Villas-Boas wants.

"I’m very happy, everything is solved," the 26-year-old told Telesport TV. "There are always words taken out of context and interpreted differently in the press. But I had a good conversation with the coach and everything is okay now.

"I’m happy with my role as left back."

Tottenham missed the chance to go third in the Premier League following a shock 1-0 defeat at White Hart Lane to Newcastle, which was inspired to victory by the brilliance of goalkeeper Tim Krul.

The Dutchman set a new Premier League record by making 14 saves to deny Spurs, and Vertonghen was quick to pay tribute to Krul.

"Their keeper, Tim Krul, played very well," he added. "He was the best player on the pitch."

Despite managing 31 shots on goal, Tottenham has struggled to find the back of the net this season with only nine goals in 11 Premier League matches. The club travels to Manchester City following the international break.

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