Tottenham Hotspur fans want Toby Alderweireld to start v Brighton

Toby Alderweireld of Spura arrives prior to The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at Liberty Stadium on March 17, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Should Tottenham Hotspur give Toby Alderweireld another chance?

Toby Alderweireld of Spura arrives prior to The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at Liberty Stadium on March 17, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

While Jan Vertonghen has really stepped up in recent months, Toby Alderweireld entered the season regarded as the team's top defender.

New signing Davinson Sanchez has done well, but Spurs were exposed at the weekend against Manchester City and really appeared to miss Alderweireld's know-how.

He was omitted from the squad as he has been since returning from his injury, as his contract stand-off continues.

Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur battles with Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart...

Tottenham fans are understandably frustrated with the situation, and with a game against Brighton in midweek, they are keen for Alderweireld to get another chance.

Not only will it take Sanchez out of the firing line after a difficult game, but it would be a sign that Spurs still harbour some hope of repairing the damaged situation for Alderweireld.

During their recent unbeaten run, fans have been confident they can hope without the Belgian.

The loss at the weekend changes that, especially with a season defining FA Cup semi-final on the horizon, and manager Mauricio Pochettino has a big decision to make.

Youngster Juan Foyth is an alternative if Spurs want to shake up their options, but Alderweireld is the tried and trusted alternative who fans would prefer to see.

Here is a look at the discussion on Twitter...

 

 

 

 

 

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