Originally Posted by LJJ
Bringing in Vertonghen primarily at left back is the worst idea I ever heard. I doubt you have ever seen him play a minute.
You take a player who's entire skillset is based around playing centrally behind midfield. Great opening pass, can slot effortlessly into central midfield, distance shooter, etc. And then you go and put him into a possession where non of his core skills are beneficial.
He did play LB for Tottenham and he was decent. When you have a great pair of CBs you have no other option but to play him out of position, whether it is LB or in the midfield, like in Belgium national team for example.