Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld frustrated to concede against West Ham United

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Manuel Lanzini netted a late goal for West Ham United in Tottenham Hotspur's 4-1 win at the weekend.

Toby Alderweireld has told the Hampstead and Highgate Express that the only thing bothering Tottenham Hotspur at the moment is the fact that they conceded late on against West Ham United.

Although Spurs put in a highly polished to beat the Hammers 4-1, they were denied the chance to keep a clean-sheet when Manuel Lanzini lashed in a consolation goal.

For Alderweireld that took the gloss off the performance, but the Belgium defender is still very encouraged by his side’s start to the season.

“We looked before the game and West Ham had been very strong in all their away games,” Alderweireld said.

“I felt we started strongly, with a lot of energy, and all through the game we put pressure on them, created chances and scored goals - so the only thing that’s maybe bothering our team is that we conceded a goal. For the rest, it was one of the best games of the season.

“Of course we’re very happy with the result, but at the end – especially because we’re defenders – we want to have a clean sheet and unfortunately we didn’t.

"But otherwise, defensively we were very solid, in midfield we were very strong and up front we made a difference with the quality we have.”

Alderweireld managed to get on the scoresheet for Tottenham against West Ham, as Mauricio Pochettino’s side confirmed their top-four credentials.

Tottenham were far superior to their London rivals, with Harry Kane scoring a brace, and Kyle Walker also hitting the back of the net in the fixture.

The win extended Tottenham’s unbeaten streak to 12 league matches, with optimism increasing by the game at White Hart Lane.

Spurs’ next domestic match comes against an out-of-sorts Chelsea outfit on Sunday, after they face Qarabag in the Europa League.

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