Tottenham Hotspur fans respond to Toby Alderweireld's message on Twitter

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld (L) vies for the ball with Apoel FC's Cypriot midfielder Efstathios Aloneftis during the UEFA Champions League football match between...

Tottenham Hotspur defender is wanted back urgently.

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld (L) vies for the ball with Apoel FC's Cypriot midfielder Efstathios Aloneftis during the UEFA Champions League football match between...

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld congratulated his teammates on their result yesterday - and was quickly pressed on his fitness by supporters.

The Belgian has been out of action since October and his absence showed up in their match at Anfield. Defender Davinson Sanchez struggled as did Eric Dier, and Spurs really had to fight hard to claim a 2-2 draw.

Tottenham have crucial fixtures against Arsenal and Juventus coming up over the next fortnight and Spurs have responded to the defender's message by pleading that he is able to make a swift return. 

Alderweireld is still a doubt for the upcoming games, although a return cannot be ruled out.

Football London quoted manager Mauricio Pochettino praising Alderweireld as being 'day to day' last week.

The plan has always been for the Belgian to be back in time for the Juventus game, but Tottenham cannot risk rushing him back too soon and seeing him re-aggravate his hamstring injury.

Toby Alderweireld of Belgium in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Belgium and Gibraltar at Stade Maurice Dufrasne on August 31, 2017 in Liege, Belgium.

Davinson Sanchez has been an outstanding signing for Tottenham since joining, but cracks have been highlighted in his game over the past few weeks.

He was poor in the game away at Swansea and struggled yesterday, while Eric Dier is a big downgrade on Toby Alderweireld as a centre-back.

Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen's partnership has been the cornerstone of Tottenham's success under Mauricio Pochettino. Getting the pair back together is vital for their Champions League chances.

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