Tottenham fans react to Toby Alderweireld display v Brighton
Mauricio Pochettino recalled Toby Alderweireld to the first-team for the first time in the Premier League since October, and fans were delighted to see him back and playing brilliantly.
It was a strangely muted performance from a heavily-changed side, with Pochettino making six changes ahead of the FA Cup semi-final against Man United at the weekend.
And, after thinking they’d seen the last of Alderweireld, with his refusal to sign a new contract seemingly leading to Pochettino dropping him from the side, fans were delighted with the performance of their popular enforcer.
Alderweireld looked much sharper than his previous outings in the FA Cup this year, and fans are hoping this isn’t his last game in a Tottenham shirt.
He couldn’t keep a clean sheet – almost as soon as Harry Kane had given Spurs the lead, Serge Aurier conceded a penalty to gift Brighton an equaliser – but he hardly put a foot wrong as he linked back up with Jan Vertonghen in the heart of the Spurs defence.
Here are the best reactions from Tottenham fans to the Belgian centre-back’s display:
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Alderweireld looked the goods with the little he's had thrown his way
Lucas and son our only forwards looking interested
I honestly think sissoko has a damaging effect on us
Missing dele maybe or dembele
— KANE'D (@ImSpursLad) April 17, 2018
If you think best CB in the world is ramos, pique, thiago silva, hummels etc. Your mind might living in 2014 whatsoever. Its 2018 and toby alderweireld is the best cb in the world. Just accept it.
— Reza (@rezasidd) April 17, 2018
Seeing Toby Alderweireld back on the pitch in a Tottenham shirt is making my private parts flutter #COYS
— BethanLeana ????Ⓥ (@BethanWarwick96) April 17, 2018
Daniel Levi needs to sit down with Kane, Son and Alderweireld & just say ‘how much you wanting a week to stay lads?’ as all 3 are vital to Spurs! Could argue Eriksen too
— Coach Ross Anderson (@coachra) April 17, 2018
Poured myself a glass of ???? to savour one of the last times we see Toby Alderweireld in a Spurs shirt ????
— Adam Fincham (@_fincham87) April 17, 2018
Toby Alderweireld playing like belongs on th FA Cup semifinals XI. #COYS
— Greg O'Brien (@gregob56) April 17, 2018
Forgot how good Alderweireld is, give him the money man ffs
— Tay (@Taylan_Gul) April 17, 2018
We just look a bit more classy when Alderweireld plays ????#COYS ????
— Dave Ellis (@fullback03) April 17, 2018
This Alderweireld chap is decent
— Matt Holman (@xMattyH) April 17, 2018
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