Tottenham Hotspur managed to labour to a crucial 1-0 win against Everton tonight to get back to winning ways and fans were loving the performance of the returning Toby Alderweireld.
The Belgian was recalled by Jose Mourinho at the expensive of Davinson Sanchez and made a big impact in the back four for the north Londoners.
It was an easy enough night for the experienced Spurs man as Everton struggled to create. But Alderweireld can take credit as being a key part of that, keeping Dom Calvert-Lewin pretty quiet all night.
The Belgian’s attacking threat was felt, too, as he delivered a number of impressive diagonal balls from the back which have become his trademark over the last few years.
It was good to see the 31-year-old back and playing well. Indeed, Spurs fans seemed to think he made a difference too.
With that, here’s a look at how Tottenham fans reacted to the performance of the returning Toby Alderweireld against Everton.
Our defence looks so solid with alderweireld in it. He's a leader at the back
— ChrisTHFC (@barkerchris931) July 6, 2020
Alderweireld-Sanchez should be the CB pairing
— Herbo (@ManLikeGinola) July 6, 2020
Alderweireld been solid
— Stevee (@StevenCrowcombe) July 6, 2020
Spurs are a much better side offensively when Alderweireld plays as he allows them to better exploit opportune moments for verticality. Valuable considering how Spurs play and the threats they possess who can be considered to thrive running into space or collecting in between the
— . (@mezzala8) July 6, 2020
alderweireld diagonal pass is something we lacked in last 3 matches. straight ball to unlock persistent defending and stretching opposition position
— Suryo (@jippooo) July 6, 2020
It's been okay. Winks has made a big difference as has Alderweireld. Just seems like there is a bit of a lack of plan. And Lucas has been utterly abject. Quite a dull game between two fairly poor teams.
— James Dickens (@JamesWDickens) July 6, 2020
We look so much calmer on the ball with Winks and Alderweireld in the team ?
— Michael Hamilton COYS ?? (@NLAHamilton) July 6, 2020