Toby Alderweireld, the defender from Tottenham Hotspur might end up sitting out against Southampton, this evening. This appears like an improbable scenario as Jan Vertonghen being suspended and the injury of Davinson Sanchez.
Toby Alderweireld had been dropped from the derby of North London where Tottenham lost by 4-2. It seemed like Alderweireld was going to be recalled soon. The comments of Mauricio Pochettino regarding Eric Dier suggest that this Belgian player might remain benched.
He has stated that they are going to think over it. There are many options. Dier might play. According to him, it is about being right and in winning the game in the end. By playing Dier in defense means it will remove the option in the midfield. This is an area that Spurs are already light because of the injuries of Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama.
Alderweireld is considered to be one among the two best defenders of Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino not coming out and supporting him and stating that he is going to be a starter is like an insult to the Belgian.
Pochettino might not want to focus that he had made a mistake to play Juan Foyth, a notion which he refuses to admit irrespective of the team conceding 4 goals. Alderweireld was to be feeling slighted by the omission. As a matter of fact, he is not going to feel much better this morning getting to know that Dier might be selected instead of him for tonight’s match.