Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld responds when asked about his preferred centre-back partner after Jan Vertonghen's return

Alderweireld has played every single minute of the club's Premier League campaign this season.

Toby Alderweireld has told Tottenham's official website that he is happy playing alongside both Kevin Wimmer or Jan Vertonghen at the heart of the club's defence after the latter made his return from injury against Manchester United last weekend.

The former Atletico Madrid man has played every single minute of Premier League action for Spurs this season. And while he spent much of the first half of the campaign playing alongside his countryman Vertonghen, the injury that the 28-year-old sustained in January allowed for Wimmer to be given his league debut for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Despite having to get used to a new partnership however, Alderweireld and the Austrian showed few problems when it came to building an understanding. 

But with Vertonghen returning after almost three months out in Sunday's win against the Red Devils, the Belgian suggested that he was happy playing alongside either of the two.

"I feel comfortable with both," Alderweireld told the club's official website.

"I think we have to mention Kev because he did very well in the absence of Jan, so I think he deserves credit as well. Both are very good defenders and they are important players for us."

Having three centre-backs that are happy playing alongside each other - though Wimmer and Vertonghen are yet to play in the same side this season - will surely strengthen their chances of remaining near the summit of the table in the future.  

The understanding the trio share will mean that any injury that one of them sustains, like the one Vertonghen has recently recovered from, will not have a huge impact on the team's fortunes as the other two will have no issue adjusting to each other's games. 

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