Vertonghen: Palace were tough

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen admitted Crystal Palace were not a walkover as Roberto Soldado scored on his Spurs debut to claim a 1-0 win at Selhurst Park.

That's what we wanted. We couldn't get a loss here.

Of course we want to do better but this was about getting the win for us. Next time we will score more goals.

They (Palace) play long balls towards (Marouane) Chamakh and (Kevin) Phillips. We knew that would make it tough and that's what we had to try and get two goals.

– Jan Vertonghen speaking to Sky Sports 1.