Vertonghen said: “I love board games and the people around me, maybe I make myself believe that they do too, but because I force them into it!
“Mousa (Dembele) is my main partner. He is up there with board games, I know he loves them as well. Actually, there are a lot of players and they are all up for it. It is the best thing in the world.
“In Belgium, we used to play cards a lot. Not poker, blackjack — just card games, I miss that because outside of Belgium it is not very popular, but I love board games.
“Settlers of Catan is one, there is a game called Scotland Yard, which is very cool, and then you have some of the old school ones. I have so many at home.
“We always play on the planes. There is a game called Werewolf and there was a time when 10 guys would play this in the swimming pool, on the coach, on a plane. We just made a group of 10, sometimes 15, and we would play it for hours and hours.
“In the national team, we just sit around and play. When I am with the national team, I don’t even open my laptop or iPad, I just play board games.”