Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Aldeweireld has been a key player under Jose Mourinho so far.

Toby Alderweireld has told the Guardian that Tottenham Hotspur’s squad might actually be ‘too nice’.

Reports in The Sun suggested that Tottenham’s group was not harmonious at the moment, with some members of the first-team squad frustrated at Jose Mourinho’s training sessions.

But Alderweireld has swatted aside the rumours, and he thinks that one of the issues at Tottenham is that the players at the club are so nice.

“I can say with my hand on my heart there’s no negativity,” Alderweireld said. “We have an unbelievable group. I think we have such nice guys. Maybe we are too nice, you know? That’s maybe the problem! But no, everyone is very happy with the manager, the way we train.”

Tottenham have certainly suffered with their fair share of issues this season, with the North London side performing well below expectations.

Spurs are currently sat in sixth place in the Premier League table, but they have been far short of their best.

Mourinho’s men do at least still have some chance of catching the top four, as many of the teams around them have also struggled.

Spurs beat Norwich City 2-1 in midweek to close the gap to the Champions League qualification places down to just six points.

Spurs are next action at the weekend, when they take on Southampton in the FA Cup.

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