Toby Alderweireld gives verdict on next two games

The Tottenham defender has stated that despite recent positive form, the North Londoners are taking it one game at a time.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has stated that his side must take their season one game at a time, telling London 24 that he is looking forward to Sunday’s ‘massive’ clash with Chelsea.

The North London outfit beat local rivals West Ham 4-1 at White Hart Lane on Sunday to extend their unbeaten Premier League record to 12 games.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are being tipped as top-four contenders this season, with Champions League qualification the ultimate goal for the Lilywhites.

Spurs face a daunting trip to Azerbaijan this week to take on Qarabag in the Europa League, before facing Premier League champions Chelsea at home this weekend.

Alderweireld, who has formed a formidable partnership in the side’s defence with compatriot Jan Vertonghen, has stated that he is looking forward to facing Jose Mourinho’s men.

“We have to see game by game and not dream too much,” the Belgian told London 24.

“The next game is on Thursday and then on Sunday it’s Chelsea so it’s a massive game.

“I don’t think you need to think too much about the league table. We stick to our own game and you always want to win a home game.

“It was a derby as well [against West Ham] so you want to get a good result and, for the rest, we have to look to our game and how we play, and the rest will come.”

Alderweireld has been one of the signings of the season for Spurs, with the North London club showing more stubbornness and defensive solidarity with the former Atletico Madrid man in their team.

Spurs beat Chelsea 5-3 in the same fixture last year and will go into the game full of confidence.

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