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Tottenham defender Vertonghen ready for first festive programme

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is ready to play through the festive period.

Six seasons spent at Ajax before joining Tottenham has conditioned Vertonghen to a winter break, but he is happy to change his routine and play over Christmas.

"I love the winter break and it would be welcome because of the amount of games I play," he said.

"But it's tradition and there are amazing atmospheres on Boxing Day and January 1. I love playing football so I don't really care. My family will come over for a few days."

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