Toby Alderweireld discusses 'familiar feeling' after reuniting with Jan Vertonghen

Toby Alderweireld

Toby Alderweireld has spoken of his delight at reuniting with Jan Vertonghen at Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Aldereweireld has told the club's official site that he is feeling confident at White Hart Lane.

The Belgian international, 26, joined Spurs from Atletico Madrid earlier this month, having starred during his time on loan at Southampton last season.

Alderweireld featured in Tottenham's 2-1 defeat to the MLS All-Stars this morning, and started the game alongside Spurs centre back Jan Vertonghen.

The duo have a long history together; not only did they start together for Ajax in the heart of their defence, but they also make up half of the Belgium national team's back four too.

It's clear that Alderweireld and Vertonghen have a strong relationship having played together so regularly, and Alderweireld has told the Tottenham official website that it feels 'familiar' to play alongside Vertonghen again, with the duo rekindling their partnership for the first time earlier today.

"It feels familiar to play alongside Jan, I like the system we play and I like the team so I’m very happy, I feel very confident," said Alderweireld.

Tottenham had trouble finding a regular partner for Vertonghen in defence last season, with the likes of Eric Dier, Federico Fazio, Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches all featuring at some stage.

Now though, the arrival of Alderweireld gives Mauricio Pochettino a settled centre back pairing not only for the upcoming season, but also beyond.

Of course, the proof will be in the performances from Alderweireld and Vertonghen, but they have a solid history together, and Spurs fans will be hoping that their connection continue at White Hart Lane.

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