Toby Alderweireld determined to keep winning run going against Crystal Palace

Toby Alderweireld

Tottenham will be looking to secure their third victory in seven days when they meet their South London rivals on Sunday.

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has been discussing his side's upcoming match with London rivals Crystal Palace on Sunday, in an interview with the Spurs website, as the Belgian international continue to prove himself an astute addition to the club's defensive ranks. 

Spurs took until their fifth game of the season to achieve a win, defeating Sunderland 1-0 last weekend to earn their first three points of the Premier League campaign. And they followed that up with a second win in five days by emerging victorious from their Europa League opener against Qarabag on Thursday night.

After finally discovering a winning touch, Alderweireld is hopeful the North Londoners can make it three on the bounce by beating a Crystal Palace side who have impressed in the early stages of the season, and he has claimed that Spurs are a side capable of winning against any opposition if they're on their game.

“Palace are a very good team so it’s going to be difficult, but at home we always have to try hard and when we play our best football we can beat everyone,” the former Ajax star told the club's website.

“It’s always nice to have a victory and start well in Europe like we did on Thursday, especially in a home game.

“You want three points and we did a good job, but now we are focused on Sunday.

“Crystal Palace have good strikers and they’re in a good moment so we have to be on top of our game – all the team does.

“We’ve had two wins in a row so that’s good and now we’ll try to make it three wins.”

Alderweireld is the only Spurs player to have played every minute of the club's competitive matches so far this season, as he seeks to become a key man at White Hart Lane.

The arrival of the centre back from Atletico Madrid, after an impressive loan spell at Southampton last season, has helped see an increased defensive resolve at the club this season, after Tottenham exhibited one of the worst defences in the league in 2014/15.

Spurs have the third best goals against record in the league ahead of the match with Palace, and if they can add more goals to their game, while continuing to keep it tight at the back, then Mauricio Pochettino's side could go on to have a very successful season.

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