Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is being backed by boss Andre Villas-Boas following Saturday's clash with Chelsea striker Fernando Torres. The Belgium defender was involved in a running battle with Torres which culminated in the Spaniard's dismissal for a second yellow card.
The Portuguese coach told Sky Sports News: "Well I think the incident is pretty clear and people must draw their own conclusions from what they saw.
"What we have with Jan, he is only in his second year and he has become the captain of Spurs as well. He is one of our captains elected by myself and by the club because he has been that type of leader and that type of person for his last years with the national team and with Ajax. So he is a person that we hold high in the team.
"I'm extremely happy that most of the media saw the incident, knows about Jan's values and have decided to draw positive conclusions about him and about his character.
"So that's the end of the matter for us. We believe in the player a lot and we believe he is more than a great player and a great person."
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