The Tottenham defenders had a quiet shift for Belgium as the nation (eventually) ran out convincing winners over San Marino.
A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen’s displays for Belgium in the Euro 2020 qualifying win over San Marino on Friday night.
The Spurs duo started for the Red Devils at the Stadio Olimpico di Serravalle, starting either side of Jason Denayer in a three-man defence, and had a relatively quiet shift as the hosts mustered just seven efforts, three on target (BBC Sport).
It proved a little more tricky further up the pitch for the Belgians, however, as the breakthrough did not come until just before half time, and not from open play either as Michy Batshuayi scored a penalty awarded for Mirko Palazzi’s handball.
However, things were relatively more straightforward after the interval as Nacer Chadli then set up a Dries Mertens tap-in before adding a third himself from six yards out, and Batshuayi added an injury-time fourth with a header.
Tottenham congratulated their two players on Twitter for their role in the win and some Spurs fans took to social media to give their thoughts:
congratulate them with new contracts— Skipjack (@Skipjack0079) September 6, 2019
Congrats— Emmanuel Disney (@DisneyEmmanuel) September 6, 2019
Props to Chadders too.— A D Bryan (@ADZMBV2_0) September 6, 2019
Would love to see what that would look like for us now— Daniel Paddock (@Dpaddock61) September 6, 2019
4-0 vs San Marino???? Was there only Jan and Toby playing???— BlackstoneTerry (@cuzzy75) September 6, 2019
Congratulate Jan by letting him play— marie bonparie (@MarieBonparie) September 6, 2019
At least someone else’s manager knows how to play the best 2 centre backs they’ve got— Lewis Firmin (@LewisRFirmin) September 6, 2019
Hoping we can keep a clean sheet like this back home— Anyaaa (@gingerroott) September 7, 2019
Belgium have won all five games so far and are eight points clear of third-placed Kazakhstan, and their next game is away to Scotland – who lost 2-1 to Russia – on Tuesday.