• Premier League

Vertonghen wants Prem recovery

ESPN staff
April 15, 2013
Tottenham have stuttered in recent weeks © PA Photos

Jan Vertonghen has switched his focus to Premier League success following Tottenham's Europa League failure against Basel.

Spurs lost on penalties to the Swiss side ending their hopes of silverware this season but they remain in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Premier League with six games to play.

A drop in form has seen Spurs surrender third place and fall to fifth but Vertonghen believes they can recover and is now keen to finish with a flourish.

"We have to stay together and go for that top four place in the Premier League," he told the club's official website. "We have had a rest, we clear our heads and we come back against Manchester City.

"A lot of players could be coming back, important players and we only have big games now, City, Chelsea, all cup finals. We go for the highest place possible.

"I hope (the defeat to Basel) makes us stronger. You could see there was a team together on the pitch, we really fought for each other for 120 minutes."

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