jan Vertonghen

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen believes that Tottenham will bounce back following their ignominious 6-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City.

Tottenham face Manchester United on Sunday at White Hart Lane and the Belgian insists that there can be no better way to prove their worth than beating the defending Champions.

Spurs, who had conceded only six goals before the game and boasted the best defensive record in the league were taken to the cleaners by a rampant City side who have now scored 26 goals at home, more than any other team in the league. This is the second time the title challengers have rampaged a top side, with United being at the receiving end of a 4-1 thrashing a while back.

Spurs have spent more than £100m this season on new players but have failed to get the ground running, scoring only nine goals thus far in the league and have a goal difference in the negative zone following the defeat.

Vertonghen believes that it is a blessing in disguise that they have a tough fixture to follow at home as they can show the league what they are really capable of in front of their vociferous supporters.

"It is not a big problem. Of course we didn't play well but we are better than this. We can solve the problem. We will talk and bounce back on Sunday against Manchester United. It is a good thing we play Manchester United next [in the league]. We play at home. I know we have the support of our crowd and we can win that game on Sunday," the defender said.

"It is very disappointing. We came here for a better result than this. It is a shame we end up losing 6-0. We came here with a good motivation and for a good result. If you concede a goal after 15 seconds it is a bad thing if you want to win. We did well after that but then we conceded a second goal and it became a very difficult game for us," he concluded.