Tottenham defender Vertonghen shrugs off Mourinho "disgrace" remarks

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen was cryptic over his running battle with Chelsea striker Fernando Torres last week.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen was cryptic over his running battle with Chelsea striker Fernando Torres last week.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho branded Vertonghen a "disgrace" for getting Torres sent off during the 1-1 draw.

Vertonghen said: "I don't allow people to run over me - I like to play on the edge, especially in the big matches where details make the difference."

His comments seem to back up Mourinho's claims the 26-year-old play-acted to get Torres dismissed. Vertonghen also joked about who had left him with the mark on his face.

Asked if Torres had caused it, he said: "No, that's from Adebayor" - a reference to Emmanuel Adebayor, who has been frozen out by Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas.

 
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