Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen made their 350th appearance together in Belgium’s 1-0 win over Croatia last Friday.
Alderweireld and Vertonghen came through the ranks of Ajax’s famous youth academy together and went on to be part of multiple Eredivisie winning campaigns at the club.
Not only have the pair been an ever-present in the Belgium side for the last decade but they were also one of the best centre-back partnerships in the Premier League during that time.
With both players coming to the twilight of their careers, this summer’s European Championship could be one of their last major tournament together for the Red Devils.
Roberto Martinez’s men go into the tournament as one of the favourites and they will certainly need the experience of both the current and former Spurs centre-halves if they are going to go all the way.
Alderweireld took to social media after Belgium’s win over Croatia to express his delight at making 350 appearances alongside his friend and international teammate, labelling the Benfica man as a ‘special person’.
— Toby Alderweireld (@AlderweireldTob) June 6, 2021
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