Ossie Ardiles makes a very bold claim about Toby Alderweireld on Twitter

The former Tottenham manager is full of praise for the Belgian.

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Ossie Ardiles picked Danny Rose as his man of the match against Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.

However, he also heaped praise on defender Toby Alderweireld - and thinks the 26-year-old is the best centre-back in the world.

It's a bold claim from Ardiles and probably one that's over the top. If you look at the Champions League's best sides and across Europe to La Liga, Serie A and the Bundesliga, it's difficult to class any Premier League defender as the world's best.

But Alderweireld is definitely one of the form defenders in Europe and certainly the best performing centre-back in the English top flight right now.

Tottenham's core has been so solid this season. Midfield, up front and in goal are all covered at White Hart Lane. But Spurs' back four was far from what it could have been last term. Alderweireld came in and changed that straight away - and he hasn't looked back since.

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