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Tottenham Hotspur: Many fans have questioned Toby Alderweireld’s commitment

Tottenham Hotspur: Many fans have questioned Toby Alderweireld’s commitment

Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Toby Alderweireld scored for Belgium as they beat San Marino 9-0 in their Euro 2020 qualifier.

The 30-year-old’s strike from outside the box deflected off Andrea Grandoni, wrongfooting goalkeeper Simone Benedettini and spinning into the net to make the score 5-0, as shown in the highlights video on the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.

Despite the fortunate nature of the goal, Spurs’ official Twitter account posted their congratulations to the Belgian:

However, many Spurs fans weren’t as happy about the defender getting on the scoresheet as the club’s admin seemed to be.

While some put things into context by seeing this as a goal against far weaker opposition, others took this as a sign that Alderweireld is putting in more effort for his national team than he does at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

With the defender yet to sign a new contract, despite his current deal coming to an end in the summer, as per Transfermarkt, he has arguably made himself an easy target for this type of criticism.

A selection of Twitter reaction to the goal, including posts from frustrated Spurs fans, can be seen below:

Spurs fans, has Alderweireld shown a lack of commitment this season? Join the discussion by commenting below…

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