Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld says remaining games are cup finals

The Belgium and Tottenham Hotspur man has been a main stay in the title-chasers' defence all season.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has issued a war cry ahead of their crucial Premier League run-in.

The former Atletico Madrid and Southampton man told Sky Sports his club's remaining seven games should be treated like cup finals.

"We just have to focus game by game," he said. "It's a cliche but it's the way we have to play. We have seven finals left so let's start at Liverpool."

He went on to say how he and his team-mates have complete faith in their own ability.

"We are confident in our team, if we keep working hard and at the same level we have been we can beat any team," he added.

Alderweireld, 27, has already represented his country 52 times and he will be part of the Belgium team heading to Euro 2016 this summer.

He has been an absolute colossus for the Lilywhites this campaign and has played an integral role in Spurs having the best defensive record in the league.

Alderweireld has to be considered an absolute snip at an estimated £11.5 million, while his partnership with compatriot Jan Vertonghen has blossomed into arguably the best central defensive pairing in England.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has made a series of inspired signings that have seen Tottenham establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with.

Spurs will be hoping to cut Leicester City's lead at the top with a victory against Liverpool as they travel to Anfield for the Saturday evening kick-off after the international break.


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