The Belgian has filled in at left-back since his arrival from Ajax due to the absence of Benoit Assou-Ekotto but has expressed his preference for playing centre-back
The 25-year-old made his name as a ball-playing centre-back at Ajax but has featured at full-back as cover for the injured Benoit Assou-Ekotto since sealing an £8.1 million move to north London in the summer.
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"At Tottenham I play left-back because of injuries. Marc Wilmots likes that perhaps, but I've got other ambitions," he told reporters.
Vertonghen is currently with the Belgium national team ahead of their World Cup qualifying clash with Serbia, a game which he believes will be a difficult prospect.
"The match in Serbia will become one of the hardest, but everyone knows how important this is and is very sharp. We'll go for the three points, but must be sharp in the defence," he added.
"Serbia is starting a new phase where a lot of new players must be integrated. It looks like the situation we were in a few years ago and everyone knows how hard that is. We must take advantage of that."