Graham Roberts has blasted Sky Sports for their reporting on Toby Alderweireld’s situation at Tottenham.
Alderweireld, 28, had been out of action since November before he returned in the FA Cup win against Newport County last week.
The Belgium international was left out of the squad that beat Arsenal on Sunday by manager Mauricio Pochettino and it was now been reported by the Telegraph that he will not travel to Turin for the Champions League clash against Juventus on Tuesday night.
It was understood that it will cast doubts about the centre-back’s future in North London as worries about his contract situation with Tottenham are yet to be quelled by chairman Daniel Levy.
When Sky Sports News reported on the story, former Spurs player Roberts was furious and claimed that Alderweireld is simply staying at home so he can continue progressing towards regaining his match fitness.
“That’s a shock, Sky Sports News trying to stir up trouble re Alderweireld not travelling to Juventus. There’s nothing in this, he is just getting extra training so he doesn’t break down. Why don’t you go and talk about Man Utd and Jose [Mourinho],” Roberts said on his personal Twitter account on Monday morning.
That’s a shock @SkySportsNews trying to stir up trouble re @AlderweireldTob not travelling to Juventus , there’s nothing in this he is just getting extra training so he doesn’t break down , why don’t you go and talk about Man Utd and Jose
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) February 12, 2018
Tottenham star Alderweireld suffered a serious hamstring in his side’s stunning 3-1 win against Real Madrid at Wembley in November.
Pochettino’s side clearly struggled in the first few weeks of the former Southampton defender’s absence as they won just one of five Premier League games in the immediate aftermath.
However Spurs have now sorted out their form and it will no doubt be a massive boost for the club when Alderweireld is back playing regularly once again.
In other Tottenham news, this BBC pundit has explained what Levy must do after the win against Arsenal.