By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweirled managed to get on the score sheet for Belgium on Friday evening – and fans took to Twitter to celebrate the centre-back’s display.
The 27-year-old started the match against Bosnia and Herzegovina alongside his club and country team-mate Jan Vertonghen ensuring a clean sheet in a 4-0 victory.
The defender even got on the score sheet during the convincing win, scoring the third goal of the match with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and an Emir Spahic own goal making up the four goals.
— Manuel Pallage (@MPallage) October 7, 2016
Spurs fans took to social media following Alderweireld’s performance, hailing their star defender.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
When did we elevate Toby Alderweireld to best defender in England status that can't be gospel?
— Insomniac (@B_Mulaaaa) October 7, 2016
Imagine being a professional striker and having to live in the same age as Alderweireld. Give up. You've missed the evolution jump.
— Bardi (@BardiTFC) October 7, 2016
@BardiTFC Toby Alderweireld invented the Garden of Eden.
— * (@AphexTriplets) October 7, 2016
Hate people who say Alderweireld is 'one of the best in the premier league'… He's in the top 5 in the world!
— Daniel Hinsley (@daniel_hinsley) October 7, 2016
Toby does it again. What a goal. https://t.co/7W2pghdwtY
— Cartilage Free Capt. (@cartilagefree) October 7, 2016
— Six Foot Newt (@6footnewt) October 7, 2016
Alderweireld joined Tottenham from La Liga side Atletico Madrid last summer following an impressive loan spell with Southampton.
He has established himself as a key member of the north London club’s back four and helped star in a side which finished in third place and ensured qualification to the Champions League last campaign.
He has played in nine encounters for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season and has also got on the score sheet during a Champions League clash against Monaco.
In other Tottenham team news, fans reacted on Twitter to Vincent Janssen’s display for the Netherlands.