Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas understands Jan Vertonghen is unhappy playing at fullback.
Vertonghen looks like he will have to remain out of position for the time being.
"I have had lots of conversations with Jan regarding this situation," Villas-Boas said. "Unfortunately he has to sacrifice his position as centre-back for the team.
"His position at centre-back is not in question. He is one of the greatest central defenders I have worked with. He knows that and he knows that position is waiting for him whenever we have options at left-back.
"He has my word.
"He hasn't fallen in love (with playing at left-back).
"I know he doesn't like it, but it's no big deal. It's a decision I have to make for the best of the team."
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