By David Woods

17th Apr, 2018 | 10:00pm

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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