Graham Roberts: Tottenham duo are best pairing in the Premier League
By Harvey Byrne
Former Tottenham defender Graham Roberts believes current Spurs duo Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are the best defensive pairing in the Premier League.
The two centre-backs have been key to helping Spurs occupy second place in the current league table which sees them boast the best defensive record in the top-flight with just 22 goals conceded from their 31 matches.
Alderweireld, 28, has starred in 23 of those league matches, while partner Vertonghen has played three more times with 26 appearances to his name.
Now, Tottenham sometimes play with a three man defensive line, but Roberts only claimed the two aforementioned to be the best as he looked to amend a fan on his personal Twitter account, who stated Alderweireld was the league’s best centre-back.
Without a doubt the best centre back in the Premier League. pic.twitter.com/I2w1WkjDYE
— Pritch (@Pritch_THFC) October 2, 2016
Best centre back pairing with him and verthongen without dealt
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) April 11, 2017
Tottenham also boasted the best defensive stats last season as they finished the campaign with just 35 goals conceded from their 38 encounters.
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Fans will now be hoping both club and country teammates Alderweireld and Vertonghen remain at the club for years to come.
However, the likes of Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Hugo Lloris and Victor Wanyama are also essential to the impressive defensive stats and it is thought that they must remain with Tottenham if the club wants to continue it’s progression.
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