In truth, it was never going to be in doubt for Tottenham last night. The fans were treated to having centre-back partnership of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen for the first time since September and the Belgian duo did what they do, keeping a clean sheet during a huge win.
What an absolute joy it was to see Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertoghen re-united in the heart of the Tottenham Hotspur defence.
— Last Word On Spurs (@LastWordOnSpurs) 28 November 2018
Mauricio Pochettin’s side snuck past Inter Milan, winning 1-0 at Wembley thanks to Christian Eriksen’s strike off the bench. It was one of those games where it may have been 1-0, but it certainly wasn’t a close 1-0. Luciano Spalletti’s side came to Wembley with the sole aim of not conceding a goal and, in fairness to the Italian outfit, they defended heroically for 80 minutes and when Poch’s men broke the deadlock they looked defeated.
The result now means that Tottenham’s Champions League fate is in their own hands. They now face a trip to the Nou Camp and will need to match Inter Milan’s result in the final group match if they want to qualify. However, with Vertonghen and Alderweireld at the back, anything is possible and the supporters will be confident that they can nick an unlikely win away in Barcelona to proceed to the Champions League last 16 with a win.
You can read The Lilywhites’ verdict on having a Jan and Toby pairing here:
you could see how calm it was back there tonight..ok admittedly Inter never really threatened but you saw how compact and disciplined also some great blocks from corners too
— kev green (@kev_g1) November 28, 2018
Exactly that mate. Not once was I worried. They are both so calm.
— Trevor Lloyd (@Trevorlloyd92) November 28, 2018
Give these men new contracts!
— The Ricky Collins (@RickySpurs101) November 29, 2018
Great reaction love seeing those two together I don’t want it to end Daniel Levy open your wallet man keep these two together @SpursOfficial
— Aidan (@Aidan1980) 28 November 2018
seen this I thought toby said, “your back, we’re back, don’t leave again” ha you can see how much a clean sheet means to these lads
— Spurs Down Under (@SpursDownUnder) November 29, 2018
What a test coming up for the two of them!
— One fed up commuter (@simon_isaacs) November 29, 2018
Look, I don’t mean to minimize how well Sanchez has adjusted to the PL, but these two are a class above. Critical that we manage to keep them beyond this season.
— Peninsula Spurs (@PeninsulaSpurs) November 29, 2018
best cb pairing don’t & me
— Cyrus Huxford (@huxnuts) November 28, 2018
— Celso (@MrHobsbawm2) 28 November 2018
The Lilywhites love their centre-backs and will be desperate to see them both stay fit and avoid injury for the rest of the season.
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