Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has claimed that he never wanted to leave the club. The Belgian was linked with a move to Manchester United (h/t Sky Sports) but the Belgian was quoted saying that the media isn’t right all the time.
The former Ajax man was quoted by Sky Sports as saying:
“Everyone was saying everywhere that I absolutely wanted to leave Tottenham.
“That’s not true. This summer, I quickly understood Tottenham wanted to keep me. So, I had to battle to get my place back in the team. To be in the first team again is a victory for me.
“I just try to help Tottenham as best I can with my qualities. Regarding my future, everything that was said in the press was not right all the time.”
A number of Tottenham fans wanted the defender to sign a new contract and extend his stay while some had their doubts about the comments from the Belgian.
And long may he remain. @SpursOfficial please get a new contract sorted.
— Rachael Francis (@Rachael87354743) September 11, 2018
Or he’s said it to try and get in people’s good books again lmao, obviously he wanted to leave
— skrr skrr (@GunLuvinBillBob) September 11, 2018
— Longrod Von Hugendong (@siegmund1979) September 11, 2018
So Toby Alderweireld didn’t want to leave Spurs and wanted to get paid his worth…interesting #COYS
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) September 11, 2018
Get him a new contract then
— Henrique Letti (@hdletti) September 11, 2018
Sort his contract out NOW Levy you tight arsed weasel imo 😉
— Kev Pinder (@KPindos68) September 11, 2018
My favourite Tottenham player
— Celso (@MrHobsbawm2) September 11, 2018
— Nomadkid7 (@Nomadkid7) September 11, 2018
— Levy and Lewis Out (@RealDGGHD) September 11, 2018
You gotta love it, he never said a word about leaving and here’s load of tweeters who don’t know the truth calling him a liar
— Tom Fahy (@TomFahyNo1) September 11, 2018
Surely a new deal is close?
— James (@Jimaylward1) September 11, 2018
Shame he didn’t say it at the time.
Regardless of that, great to have him back and playing passionately.
— sparrow_jrs (@sparrow_jrs) September 11, 2018
Juan Foyth names former Manchester United star as his idol while growing up
Juan Foyth scored the winner in Tottenham’s game against Crystal Palace on Saturday. The youngster has been drafted into the Spurs first-team due to the injuries to Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen.
Despite a lack of Premier League minutes, the Argentine did well against Wolverhampton Wanderers but he gave away a couple of penalties.
The youngster was much better in the game against the Eagles and recently claimed an ex-Premier League defender was his choice when playing with friends.
The 20-year-old was quoted by the Mirror as saying:
“My idol when I was young was Kaka, but playing with friends, I always played centre-back and I’d say, ‘I’m Rio Ferdinand’. But I don’t know why.
“I was young, but I know he was an amazing centre-back. I’d play PlayStation and when I’d play with friends I’d say ‘I’m Rio Ferdinand’, but I don’t remember the games.”
The former Leeds United and Manchester United defender was one of the best during his playing days, and the Englishman won almost everything there is in club football.
Foyth has had a great start to his Premier League career with Tottenham, but the youngster has a long way to go before he can emulate the former defender.
For now, the former Estudiantes player’s stock is on the rise, and playing in the Premier League certainly is a big deal for the 20-year-old.
“Since when I was a kid, my dream was playing in the Premier League, so I’m enjoying it.”
Tottenham head into the international break with a spot firmly placed in the top four. Our next game is a huge clash against Chelsea at Wembley, and it will be interesting to see who plays in our defence on 24 November.
Tottenham set to receive transfer blow as Juventus steals a march for 19-year-old rising star
Tottenham face a huge task in signing Matthijs de Ligt as Juventus want Mino Raiola, the player’s agent, to discuss a possible transfer with the club director Fabio Paratici, according to Calciomercato (h/t Football.london).
De Ligt is one of the highest rated players current in Ajax and has been linked with Tottenham, as per the report.
Manchester City and Barcelona are also interested in the 19-year-old. The Italian report adds that De Ligt has accepted an invitation from the Serie A giants to visit the club too.
Tottenham could count on their relationship with Ajax regarding players signed in recent years. Christian Eriksen, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen all joined Spurs from the Dutch giants, while Toby Alderweireld is a former Ajax player too.
Of course, it would be difficult to get into a bidding war with the two European giants. However, playing under one of the brightest managers in football could have its own benefits for a player like De Ligt.
Juan Foyth and Sanchez have gotten better under the management of Mauricio Pochettino. Hopefully, this factor and playing in possibly the toughest league in the world can sway De Ligt’s transfer to our direction.
“It is strange that Daniel asked for details like this” – Mauricio Pochettino surprised about his inputs for new stadium
Spurs expected to play at the new ground in September, however, the stadium has been hit by many delays and we are unsure when it will be ready for use.
Pochettino has seen Spurs start the Premier League season well and we are five points behind leaders Manchester City after 12 games.
The Argentine was quoted by the Mirror about Levy asking him for some inputs related to the stadium:
“It is strange that Daniel asked for some details like this because he is the architect and he loves this kind of thing.
“But yes, he asked, because we are the professionals and afterwards we are going to be using those different things at the stadium.”
Spurs were recently given clearance to play at Wembley till the end of the current campaign, should the stadium not be ready before the 2019-20 season, as per the Mirror.
We played all our home games at Wembley last season, and the new stadium certainly is taking much longer than expected to be completed.
Tottenham will have one of the best grounds in football once our new home is ready. Hopefully, Pochettino can lead us to a few titles once the venue is open.