Some Spurs fans rave about Alderweireld and Vertonghen’s Belgian displays against England

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Some Tottenham fans were reminded of old times as Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld produced a defensive masterclass for Belgium to help them overcome England 2-0 on Sunday.

The Red Devils raced into an early two goal lead within a quarter of an hour and decided to shut shop as England had the majority of possession but failed to create too many clear-cut chances.

Vertonghen and Alderweireld played either side of Jason Denayer in a back three and produced a near-flawless display on the night.

Harry Kane and Jack Grealish did look lively for Gareth Southgate’s side but England’s attackers got no joy out of the Belgium backline for the majority of the encounter.

Meanwhile, Eric Dier, who started in the centre of England’s back three, did not have the best of games, as the home side’s opener came as a result of the Tottenham man giving the ball away.

Some Spurs fans were extremely impressed with how Alderweireld marshalled England’s forwards, while Vertonghen’s performance had some wishing that the club had hung on to the 33-year-old.

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