Alderweireld explains why Wanyama was right to move to Spurs

Belgium's Toby Alderweireld celebrates after scoring their first goal

The defender and fellow Belgian Mousa Dembele were speaking ahead of their country's match with Wales on Friday.

Belgium's Toby Alderweireld celebrates after scoring their first goalBelgium's Toby Alderweireld celebrates after scoring

Several Tottenham players are set to feature when Belgium take on Wales in the quarter finals of the European Championships, and Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele spoke to the club ahead of the match, as quoted on Tottenham's official Twitter site.

Tottenham player of the year Alderweireld discussed the messages he and new Spurs man Victor Wanyama exchanged, with the two players having starred for Southampton the season before last. And part of his comments touched on just why he thinks the Kenyan international has made the right decision moving to White Hart Lane.

"I said congratulations and welcome to the club and that I'm looking forward to seeing him," the 27-year-old said on the Spurs website. "He congratulated me on the Hungary game and wished me luck for the Euros.

Southampton's Victor Wanyama shoots at goalSouthampton's Victor Wanyama shoots at goal

"I know he will feel welcomed by the guys at the club and his quality will shine through on the pitch as well." 

"I think he’s making the right move – Spurs are on the up, we’re in a good place, the new stadium is coming and we’re in the Champions League. He’s a very exciting signing for us and he’s a very good player.”

Alongside Jan Vertonghen and Dembele, the Belgian trio make up more than half of Tottenham's remaining European Championships participants, with Ben Davies set to come up against the Red Devils in Friday's game and France captain Hugo Lloris the other Spurs man still hoping to make it all the way to the final on July 10.

Belgium's Mousa Dembele in action with Republic of Ireland's Wes HoolahanBelgium's Mousa Dembele in action with Republic of Ireland's Wes Hoolahan

Midfielder Mousa Dembele has missed the last two games with injury and will be eager to meet Davies and former teammate Gareth Bale, especially after the Welsh beat Belgium as part of their qualification for the tournament, beating them 1-0 in Cardiff.

"We lost in qualifying but that means nothing," Dembele said. "This is a new game and we have a lot of confidence after the last performance. At the moment we're at our top level so it's going to be an interesting game."

With the quality of the Belgians and the team spirit of Wales, it could well be the sprinkling of magic from former Spurs darling Bale that tips it in the favour of the remaining home nation. 

Wales' Gareth BaleWales' Gareth Bale

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