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Toby Alderweireld

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by DubaiSpur, 8 Jul 2015.

  1. SpurSF

    SpurSF Steven Caulker

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    Sure. Chadli could certainly swap in for Lamela based on form, fitness, etc. Pritchard could also come in for Eriksen etc. I just was kind of thinking of it as wing play was one of our weakest points last season, and this would get Rose (who was probably our best wide attacker last year) and Walker (our best one the year before) closer to goal and utilizing their strengths.
     
  2. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Chris Jones

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    Not me. Never rated Lovren after seeing soldado dump him on his arse

    He always looked clumsy and slow to me
     
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  3. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Chris Jones

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    See my post in the defence thread
     
  4. Bullet

    Bullet Rafael Van Der Vaart

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  5. Daisuk

    Daisuk Steffen Iversen

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    So where's Wimmer going to play?
     
  6. demotw

    demotw Helder Postiga

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    is it me or does it sound like "other world" lol
     
  7. mudshark

    mudshark Jermaine Jenas

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    Think yourselves lucky he's not from Conamara, or he'd be spelling it Áldarmhéireailt. How would you deal with that?
     
  8. Raziel

    Raziel Nick Barmby

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    Our hope is he has a season in the PL (in a disciplined defense) and he's played over a 100 games with Verts, so the settling in should be quick.

    We still need midfield strengthening to get the best out of our defense however ...
     
  9. Mr_B

    Mr_B Steve Hodge

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    hooray, we signed a defender I actually heard of
     
  10. spr83

    spr83 Mark Bowen

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    I think Alderweireld could be added to the commentators' favourite team.
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. milo

    milo Ralph Coates Staff Member

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    Every team sheet looks like that to David Pleat
     
  12. parklane1

    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    Yes we do or we will not progress.
     
  13. veron23

    veron23 Banned Wind Up Merchant

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    Toby heardofweireld?
     
  14. Daisuk

    Daisuk Steffen Iversen

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    Thought Toby was our best man yesterday. Looked very composed next to Jan, and Jan seemed at ease as well. Hope we have found the right combo at cb now.
     
  15. parklane1

    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    I was really happy when we signed him, he has always been a player who I have rated and his partnership with Jan is going to be a very good one.
     
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  16. AdamB

    AdamB Jack Jull

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    Looks like a very good signing. Just need a CF, CM and attacker/winger type now!
     
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  17. papaspur

    papaspur Neil Ruddock

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    I thought he was pretty good overall, great debut. The highlight for me was seeing him skip past a few United defenders on the right flank, far more exciting than what some of our other players produced.
     
  18. Whiffler

    Whiffler Jonathan Woodgate

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    Looked a fair player, but where was he when Walker had to charge back ?
     
  19. papaspur

    papaspur Neil Ruddock

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    I forgot to mention that his passing, especially long-range, was pretty good IMO. I do feel confident with him in the backline though even if it's still too early to judge him.
     
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  20. indianspur

    indianspur Guest

    After Tottenham let a two goal lead slip at the weekend - new signing Toby Alderweireld praised his former Southampton teammates.

    Speaking to London24, Alderweireld explained that his former teammates excelled at shielding the defence, putting himself and the rest of the back four under less pressure.

    Alderweireld conceded a penalty in the 2-2 home draw with Stoke City, and offered an apology for his mistake too.

    He said: "I think you have to play better because if you don’t play football any more they can keep putting pressure on you, put more guys in the box and then it’s very difficult to defend every ball.

    "At Southampton, Victor Wanyama and [Morgan] Schneiderlin put good pressure on so the opposition didn’t have time to put the ball in the box. It makes it easier for defenders.

    "I think everybody worked very hard for each other and tried to do their best, and of course maybe if I didn’t concede the foul for the penalty it would have been different."

    He was not bemoaning the effort of his Spurs teammates, but the execution and quality clearly was not of the standard he got used to last season.

    Spurs started Ryan Mason and Eric Dier in the midfield, although the former was substituted for Nabil Bentaleb in the 68th minute with the score a 2-0. Exciting teenager Dele Alli was an unused substitute.

    Even had he re-signed at Southampton however, Alderweireld would not have had the same luxury as he did last season, with Morgan Schneiderlin sold to Manchester United.

    Perhaps he would like it if Spurs would submit an offer for Victor Wanyama to help him out.

    ...........................

    any defence would look better with Schneiderlin in front, just look what he is now doing for Utd. Said it all along, he will be the signing of the summer.

    have to say though disappointed with Alderweireld and the way he gave away the pen. For an experienced player he should have done a lot better
     

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