Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Alderweireld omission v Southampton
By Harvey Byrne
Star centre-back Toby Alderweireld was not named in Tottenham’s 18-man squad to face Southampton on Wednesday, leaving Spurs fans on Twitter worried.
The 27-year-old missed the north London side’s last meeting against Burnley 10 days a go, but reports stated that he may return with Erik Lamela being the only injury casualty from the squad.
However, the key man was omitted once again from the line-up to face his former side for the St Mary’s Stadium clash.
Alderweireld has only recently returned from a seven-week injury suffered earlier in the campaign and now many Spurs fans are worried about their star man on social media.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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Looks like Toby Alderweireld's back problem is ongoing as he's been left out of the side . I hope it's not too serious. pic.twitter.com/Y57SsJsVQz
— Jules Spurs Page (@julesbevis) December 28, 2016
Alderweireld didn't make it in the squad, shame that, let's hope he makes it back on Sunday when we visit Watford #COYS
— Carl Campbell (@carlcampbell808) December 28, 2016
No Alderweireld again, pack it up boys chalk this one up as an L https://t.co/PPYrCdoTqi
— ????????♂️ (@_Raylen) December 28, 2016
No Alderweireld tonight despite Poch saying he wasn't injured. FML. Congratulations.
— Geoff Pedder (@geoff_pedder) December 28, 2016
WHERE IS TOBY ALDERWEIRELD?! https://t.co/BbpLpUb1Ct
— James (@jcoffey1994) December 28, 2016
They said Alderweireld had a slight problem ????????????????
— ???????? (@DwayneYID) December 28, 2016
Alderweireld made the switch to White Hart Lane from La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2015 after starring for Southampton in the Premier League.
He has continued to be a rock at the heart of the Spurs defence and has helped the side maintain one of the strongest defences in the Premier League.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino likes to play with right footed and left footed centre-backs, which sees the versatile Eric Dier line-up in the Tottenham back four against Southampton.
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