Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld started for Belgium against Italy.
Belgium's Toby Alderweireld in action with Italy's Eder
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld was on the losing side as Belgium slipped to a 2-0 defeat in their opening game at Euro 2016 against Italy.
It was a miserable night for the Red Devils, who had left Spurs star Mousa Dembele on the bench for the entire game.
Belgium's Divock Origi looks dejected with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen after missing a chance to score
Another questionable decision saw Tottenham's defensive partnership of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen broken up, to include Thomas Vermaelen at centre-back.
This meant Vertonghen played at left-back, and Belgium did not benefit from the rock solid performances the Spurs duo put in together during the Premier League season.
Italy's Emanuele Giaccherini scores their first goal
Alderweireld did not have the best of nights, and was beaten by the flight of the ball for Italy's first goal, unable to stop the incoming pass landing at the feet of Emanuele Giaccherini, who put the Azzurri 1-0 up.
For Graziano Pelle's second goal the entire defence were at sea, left scrambling as Italy hit them on the counter.
Italy's Graziano Pelle scores their second goal
Alderweireld is in no danger of losing his place for Belgium's next game, but a re-shuffle could be in order if Marc Wilmots side want to progress to the next phase.
Here is a look at how Tottenham fans reacted to his display...
Alderweireld & Vertonghen looking like shadows of the players they are when they've got Rose & Walker as full-backs & Lloris in goal.#THFC— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) June 13, 2016
Never underestimate how important Vertonghen is. Toby looks half the player without his buddy alongside him #COYS— Gary Russell (@gjrrox) June 13, 2016
Toby finding it hard to pass out from the back without the runs of Dele Ali to ping a 50 yarder to #COYS— John Coote (@coote4) June 13, 2016