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."