Tottenham Hotspur may have to make a key change in the heart of their defence.
Tottenham Hotspur fans would have held their collective breath as they watched centre-back Toby Alderweireld stretchered off the field during the 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion this weekend.
After all, the Belgian international has been nothing short of sensational this season and Spurs will not want to be without the former Atletico Madrid man for any longer than they have to.
There is no official news regarding the injury as yet, but soon after Alderweireld left the field at The Hawthorns Tottenham fans took to social media to call for a forgotten player’s inclusion.
Kevin Wimmer was superb when he stepped in for the injured Jan Vertonghen last season. However this time out he has been overlooked time and again, not even included in the vast majority of match-day squads.
Eric Dier replaced Alderweireld on Saturday, yet the England international has looked well below his best this season and Wimmer is many fans’ choice to step in, even if some have questioned whether the Austrian and Vertonghen are the perfect match.
Toby isn't a player who would stay down if he wasn't very hurt. Looks like a potential long spell out for #THFC.Isn't this Wimmer territory?— Mr Spurfect (@MrOKanenas) October 15, 2016
Wimmer & Vertonghen are both left footed. Means one would play on unnatural side. Does it matter? #thfc— Sean (@Tottingham_Sean) October 15, 2016
I remember a similar melt down wen vertonghen got injured last season..yet wimmer did a brilliant job. That's why we have a strong squad.— thfc shady (@thfcshady) October 15, 2016
Time to release Kevin Wimmer from the #THFC cellar as we have a Champions League to win— Jon Austin (@JonCAustin) October 15, 2016
@RickSpur The only concern is about Toby's injury...But positively Wimmer might get a chance to prove himself again.— Devansh Bhinde (@DevanshTHFC) October 15, 2016
Looks like Wimmer will get his chance now.— Rob (@ROB_THFC1) October 15, 2016
Tobe is a super player but Wimmer covered for Jan immensely last season.
It's all good#COYS