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‘Would’ve been able to fix it’: Some Spurs fans want £11.5m man back in starting XI

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‘Would’ve been able to fix it’: Some Spurs fans want £11.5m man back in starting XI

A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have urged Jose Mourinho to stop benching Toby Alderweireld in wake of Spurs’ Premier League defeat on Thursday evening.

Since the resumption of English football, Mourinho has opted for Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez as his centre-back partnership.

Against Manchester United, Spurs conceded once, Dier giving away a penalty, while the rearguard kept a clean sheet in the following game, against West Ham.

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However, the Tottenham back line was exposed at Sheffield United as the hosts netted three, with only Harry Kane’s 90th-minute consolation making the scoreline mildly more respectable.

Both Sanchez and Dier were caught out on numerous occasions, while Serge Aurier’s efforts up the flank were ineffective and also left the back exposed.

Such a dismal showing in defence must require Mourinho to act quickly, and quite a few Tottenham fans reckon bringing back the Belgian veteran is key.

As well as potentially reclaiming his spot in central defence, Alderweireld can also feature at right-back, with Mourinho recently saying he could be deployed there in “emergency situations”.

Here is what some Spurs fans have been saying on social media about the £11.5million man:

 
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