Toby Alderweireld not concerned by slow Tottenham start

Toby Alderweireld

The defender insists that Spurs' Belgian contingent was not the only reason he chose them over Southampton.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld says he is not concerned by their winless start to the season.

Spurs have failed to win any of their four games so far this season, losing on the opening day to Manchester United and drawing the other three.

Their last game against Everton at White Hart Lane saw them create a number of chances throughout, but with that lack of cutting edge letting them down and star forward Harry Kane still trying to overcome his goal drought.

Alderweireld isn’t concerned, though, believing their game is getting better all the time.

"In the last home game against Everton I think we played very well," Alderweireld told Sky Sports News HQ.

"The only thing was that we couldn't score, but our game is improving. I think I've had a good start, and I'm feeling comfortable and confident. I'm very happy at Tottenham.”

Belgian contingent not the only factor in Spurs move

The Belgian’s transfer to White Hart Lane from Atletico Madrid was a contentious one this summer, with Southampton, with whom he spent last season on loan, believing they had already agreed a permanent move for him.

Spurs moved to strike a deal separately with the Spanish side, though, and Alderweireld ultimately decided to make the move to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.

He is one of several Belgian players current at the club, but he insists that was not the main reason for moving to London - although he admits their presence did help.

"It was not only up to me,” he added.

“Atletico had to make a deal with a club and they said 'we have a deal with Tottenham'. I said 'I'm very happy with that'. My Belgium team-mates helped a little bit, but it was not the main reason to move here.”

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