Tottenham ace sends boasting message to rivals ahead of Crystal Palace clash
By Amir Mir
Toby Alderweireld has stated that Tottenham will not find it difficult to pick themselves up from their FA Cup semi-final defeat against Chelsea.
The 28-year-old informed supporters that Spurs will do their best as they take on relegation-threatened Crystal Palace on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park.
Sam Allardyce’s team gave themselves a little cushion from the bottom three when they picked up an impressive 2-1 win at Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.
His side will go into the midweek match against Spurs full of confidence, while their opponents will be looking to pick themselves up after the cup defeat against their title rivals.
However, despite that loss, Spurs ace Alderweireld seemingly sent this boasting message that his team have not been affected by getting knocked out of the FA Cup.
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“Not so difficult [to pick ourselves up],” said Alderweireld, as quoted by the London Evening Standard. “We have to keep the positives. Maybe it’s a good thing to play on Wednesday, we focus on that and there’s a lot to play for.
“We’re going to do our best. We had a very good game – everybody saw that – we have to take that and get the three points on Wednesday.”
Prior to losing to the Blues at the weekend, Tottenham had picked up seven wins on the bounce in the league, which had helped them close the gap to Chelsea in the table to four points.
However, Antonio Conte’s team now have the chance to pile the pressure on their London counterparts when they host Southampton on Tuesday night.
Three points for the Stamford Bridge club will see them edge closer to that league title with two big games coming up for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
After their trip to Palace, Spurs will host their north London rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane in what will be their final derby match at their old stadium.
In other Tottenham news, Tim Sherwood has stated what Mauricio Pochettiono has carried on from his time at the club.