Jermaine Jenas: Tottenham 28-year-old is the biggest miss from PFA team of the year
By Harvey Byrne
Former midfielder Jermaine Jenas believes current Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld is one of the biggest omissions from the PFA team of the year.
The team was announced on Thursday morning with Spurs stars Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Dele Alli and Harry Kane all named in the 11 man team.
However, many were disappointed not to see Alderweireld in there with the 28-year-old left out for Chelsea centre-back duo Gary Cahill and David Luiz.
Ex-Spurs man Jenas would also seem to agree with that thought and he has told how he beleives Alderweireld is the biggest miss from the team.
“I’ve got my Tottenham head on all the time at the minute, but Alderweireld is the biggest miss for me out of all that,” told Jenas to BBC 5 Live on Friday evening.
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“Cahill had a really tough start to the season if we remember rightly and fair play to him he turned it around which obviously played a little bit in terms of how well (Antonio) Conte handled that situation.
“But, I agree that I think (Cesar) Azpilicueta has had a stronger season than Gary Cahill as well, so I mean for me Azpilicueta and Toby Alderweireld are the two biggest standouts.
“I know there was probably a few complaints about David de Gea as well, but I think a lot of people wanted Tom Heaton in there for the season he’s had at Burnley. A very good season albeit, but the two centre halves are the biggest omissions for me.”
Alderweireld joined Tottenham in the summer of 2015 for a fee of £11.5million from Atletico Madrid after starring at fellow Premier League side Southampton the year before.
This season he has starred in 24 top-flight appearances for Spurs and has played a huge part in them being able to compete for the league title with six matches of the season left.
There is currently some doubt regarding his future at the club, but with three years remaining on his contract there is still plenty of time for Tottenham fans to enjoy his high performance levels.
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