'He's like a Rolls Royce' - Parker praises Vertonghen

The Belgium international has enjoyed an exceptional debut campaign at White Hart Lane that was recognised by his selection in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year
Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker has lauded team-mate Jan Vertonghen following his impressive debut season in the Premier League and likened his style to that of a Rolls Royce.

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The 26-year-old defender has been one of Spurs' most consistent performers this term making 44 appearances and scoring six times in all competitions, with his form recognised by his inclusion in the PFA Team of the Year.

Vertonghen's versatility, which has seen him operate at both centre-back and left-back throughout the campaign, has been of great benefit to manager Andre Villas-Boas and Parker has been hugely impressed with the former Ajax star's overall contribution.

"You probably wouldn’t expect me to say anything else, but Jan’s been nothing short of fantastic, an unbelievable player," the England international told the club's official website.

"He shows great composure on the ball, works hard, is an athlete and you’ve seen the goals he’s scored as well.

"He's been massive for us this season and you can only see him getting stronger and stronger.

"Technically, he's a very gifted footballer. He’s like a Rolls Royce, he glides around the pitch so effortlessly, he can step out with the ball and he’s nicked a few goals as well. That’s invaluable."