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Toby Alderweireld

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

  1. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Dean Richards

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    Excerpt from The Independent pre-match article:

    Pochettino appears likely to make some changes to his side given their congested fixture list, which sees them play nine games in 30 days.

    He added: “We are assessing them, maybe yes, maybe no. If we feel the player is going to take some risks then of course we are going to rest.

    “It is not important the name. If we believe we need to rest some players we are going to rest, we are not going to take a risk.

    “We are going to put in a player that we believe can cope with 90 minutes of effort.

    “We know you cannot 100 per cent avoid the risk on the player but we need to be sure the players that are going to play are ready to compete.”

    https://www.independent.ie/sport/so...nham-to-triumph-on-arsenal-turf-37584149.html
     
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  2. Robbo

    Robbo Edgar Davids

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    Hindsight of course, but Toby's experience would have been vital at the back IMO. As much as I rate Foyth, for a NLD derby away, you want calm and experienced heads out there. Not saying that would've made a big difference, as most players were poor yesterday, but I'd still play a fit Toby over Foyth at the Emirates.
     
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  3. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Until a year ago - absolutely. But he's not the same player since his injuries/long lay offs though. He's looking more like late career Dawson in the high line these days.
     
  4. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Dean Richards

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    Like most on here I felt before kick off that Aldereiweld should have started. In normal circumstances Aldereiweld's experience ought always to trump Foyth's youth and pace in a match of this intensity.

    However it was clear from the way most of the team played against Arse that concentration and match sharpness were widely lacking. The sheer number of crazy, unforced errors and lack of application - especially by the second half - spoke of spent energy and weary legs.

    Going by his pre-match comments it seems likely that Poch could already see prior to the game that speed, application and energy were going to be a problem at the Emirates. For most of us the decision looked dodgy from the moment the team-sheet was announced. But what we do not know of course is what Poch and his coaching staff could see.

    Maybe he and his coaches concluded that a third high-intensity game in eight days would be a bridge too far the aging Alderweireld whereas the pace and youth of Foyth might be enough to make the difference. It turned out to be the mistake we all feared but maybe it was simply a case of no matter who he picked there would have been a price to pay one way or another?
     
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  5. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Dean Austin

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    In fairness though, I am sure no one expected Jan to have such an awful game. Yes, he is just back from injury and might be a bit match rusty. But that was more than rustiness on Sunday. His should have been the experienced, guiding head alongside Foyth.

    Edit : I meant assuming there was good reason not to start Toby
     
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    Danishfurniturelover Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Was only just over a year ago he pulled his hamstring so maybe the physio thought he was on the verge of doing it again.
     
  7. StephenH

    StephenH Jimmy McCormick

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    He was Arsenals 15th man
    Kill him!
     
  8. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Alan Hutton

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    Check the Pochettino thread, all is explained in simpleton's terms.
     
  9. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Luka Modric

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    Yeah, essentially all the players that have left (Walker) other than Bale, refused to sign new contracts (Toby) or have been critical of the club (Rose) are over the hill, past it, not as good as the players that played in their places last year (Trippier, Sanchez and Davies).
     

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