Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has had a domestic campaign to remember, making an instant impact at White Hart Lane after his summer move and proving to be one of the signings of the season.
The former Atletico Madrid man is now preparing for the European Championships with his Belgian teammates and he will form the bedrock of his country’s defence alongside Tottenham colleague Jan Vertonghen.
The Spurs duo played at centre-back in Belgium’s warm-up friendly against Norway on Sunday evening and Alderweireld played his part in a 3-2 victory, providing the assist for Laurent Ciman’s goal that ended the scoring.
While there is work to be done at the opposite end of the field, with Marc Wilmots’ side conceding two unwanted goals, you can expect Belgium to be considerably more compact when the tournament kicks off later this week.
After the match against Norway we took to Twitter to see what fans thought of Tottenham duo Alderweireld and Vertonghen’s performances and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Goal Ciman, assist Alderweireld. Yup that's defense hahaha nice— Leah (@LeahVdc) June 5, 2016
ALDERWEIRELD IS A BEAST THO— Nicky Scaife (@NickySacredMUFC) June 5, 2016
@GrebtOfDatitude Alderweireld & Vertonghen are so good tho we just need two others— Nicky Scaife (@NickySacredMUFC) June 5, 2016
@BelgoFoot Not sure what game they were watching, but Alderweireld was definitely one of our better players.— HFDSP (@HFDSP) June 5, 2016
@spbajko he got a 4, but then so did Vertonghen. CBs not much better. Isn't helping the lad, constantly changing positions..— carole (@MoonbeamMcfc) June 6, 2016
@lufcstats hazard on song, lukaku top scorer, alderweirald and vertonghen unbreakable.— Matt Vare (@Matt_Vare) June 5, 2016
Vertonghen is painfully average.— Brian (@InteriorWinger) June 5, 2016