Alderweireld explains why this week has been ‘strange’ at Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has admitted that the week has been a strange one at Hotspur Way since Spurs have had no midweek game.

Tottenham have had an extremely busy schedule for the past couple of months owing to still being in all four competitions.

In fact, this was the first week in over two months that the club haven’t had two games in a week. What hasn’t helped the crowded fixture list is the fact that Spurs have had a whole host of injuries in the middle of defence and midfield, in particular, forcing Pochettino to field more or less the same team for most of the fixtures.

The Belgian centre-back talked about how Spurs have had barely any time to rest or get training sessions under their belt due to the sheer volume of games in recent months.

Speaking to the official website, Alderweireld said, “It’s been strange. I think it was like a game every three days for us, so this is the first time in a long while that we haven’t had a midweek game. It’s been a good little rest.”

“We had two days off and then we had a moment to train because before, if you’re only playing games, you can only play a game, recover, play a game, recover, so we’ve had some time to train.”

Tottenham return to action this Sunday as they travel to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham. The 29-year-old defender said that Spurs will be going into the game with confidence despite going down 1-0 to Man Utd at Wembley in their previous outing.

He added, “It’s a London derby again on Sunday, there are a lot of them in the Premier League.”

“Fulham is a difficult place to go but I think we can be confident, even after our defeat at the weekend, as I think we played one of our best second halves this season.”

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