Tottenham’s performance against Crystal Palace in their final game of the season was very much indicative of the club’s campaign as a whole – lacklustre and disappointing.
Despite the failure to get all three points, the Lilywhites still managed to get the job done and seal Europa League qualification, owing to Wolves’ 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge.
Given how far off the pace Spurs were a few weeks ago, the achievement of finish in the top six is certainly not something to be scoffed at, as demonstrated by Jose Mourinho’s celebration with his coaching staff at the final whistle at Selhurst Park.
However, today will arguably always be looked at as a sad day at Spurs, with two of the club’s fantastic servants in Jan Vertonghen and Michel Vorm both departing North London.
Vertonghen has been a mainstay in the defence and one of our most consistent performers during the majority of his eight years at the club, while Vorm has been a respected voice in the dressing room since arriving from Swansea in 2014.
One player who will be hit harder by the pair’s departure than most others in the squad is Toby Alderweireld, given how close the defender is to both Vertonghen and Vorm.
The centre-half took to social media to send an emotional message to the departing pair:
Sad to see these two amazing guys leaving the club, both great players but even better persons. We shared countless moments that I'll never forget. Wishing you all the best for your next steps. Keep in touch 👊❤️ pic.twitter.com/s5iVDqAsQB
— Toby Alderweireld (@AlderweireldTob) July 26, 2020
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Losing two senior players who are both well-respected voices in the dressing room, will be a big blow for us. It is sad that they did were not able to get the send-offs they deserved from the fans due to the circumstances.
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