• Buffalo Bills are in London ahead of NFL match with Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Bills were present at Hotspur Way on Tuesday as part of a community day 
  • Tottenham travel to Anderlecht on Thursday for a Europa League clash 

Luke Augustus for MailOnline

Jan Vertonghen is used to dishing out the big hits himself on the football pitch but the Tottenham defender was on the receiving end of an altogether different type of tackle on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old was present at his club’s training ground to welcome NFL outfit the Buffalo Bills to their facilities ahead of the NFL game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

The Bills were in north London as part of a community day at Hotspur Way and quickly showed the Belgian centre back how they tackle their opponents across the Atlantic.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen (left) was tackled by Buffalo Bills cornerback Ron Brook

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen (left) was tackled by Buffalo Bills cornerback Ron Brook

Brooks steels himself for a run-up prior to tackling the Belgium centre back - American football-style

Brooks steels himself for a run-up prior to tackling the Belgium centre back – American football-style

The collision sent Vertonghen flying - although his fall was cushioned by protective padding 

The collision sent Vertonghen flying – although his fall was cushioned by protective padding 

Brooke (left) helps Vertonghen up to his feet after he ceremoniously driven to the floor

Brooke (left) helps Vertonghen up to his feet after he ceremoniously driven to the floor

Vertonghen (right) engages in some tomfoolery with Brooks during their meeting

Vertonghen (right) engages in some tomfoolery with Brooks during their meeting

The pair then swapped sports as they engaged in some head tennis at Hotspur Way

The pair then swapped sports as they engaged in some head tennis at Hotspur Way

Vertonghen (right) controls a football as the pair then engaged in some keepy-ups during their meet

Vertonghen (right) controls a football as the pair then engaged in some keepy-ups during their meet

In a brief demonstration, Bills cornerback Ron Brooks speared Vertonghen into a set of pads in front of a mass of onlooking children and media.

Aided with added padded protection, Spurs’ No 5 appeared unscathed from the hit but his face suggested he wasn’t expecting a collision with as much clout.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will be relieved at the news ahead of their Europa League trip to Anderlecht on Thursday night.

Spurs will be without key personnel such as Nacer Chadli, Ryan Mason and Son Heung-min for the trip to Belgium but Vertonghen believes they have the strength in depth to cope without the trio with a Premier League trip to Bournemouth to come at the weekend too.

The Bills were in north London on Tuesday as part of a community day at Hotspur Way

The Bills were in north London on Tuesday as part of a community day at Hotspur Way

Brooks braces himself for a hit from a young boy who learns the basics of American football

Brooks braces himself for a hit from a young boy who learns the basics of American football

Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus talks to the children during the community day

Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus talks to the children during the community day

Tottenham legend Ledley King was present on Tuesday as he swapped the spherical football for an oval one

Tottenham legend Ledley King was present on Tuesday as he swapped the spherical football for an oval one

‘Once you’re in the flow it’s just nice to keep playing the games,’ Vertonghen told Sky Sports News HQ. ‘You get a rest in between.

‘We have a big squad, we have enough players who can play. We have a couple of injuries now but I think our squad is big enough to face the games.

‘It’s been very busy the last couple of weeks, but that’s what we want. We just want games to stay in the flow we are in now. 

‘I think we are doing very well and we want to keep it up in Europe and the Premier League. Hopefully we can win both games this week.’

Bills iconic quarterback Jim Kelly was all smiles as he took in the Hotspur Way surroundings

Bills iconic quarterback Jim Kelly was all smiles as he took in the Hotspur Way surroundings

As well as Vertonghen he was joined by Belgian counterparts Mousa Dembele (left) and Toby Alderweireld

As well as Vertonghen he was joined by Belgian counterparts Mousa Dembele (left) and Toby Alderweireld

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