Toby Alderweireld saw himself viewing on from the sidelines when the Premier League season continued a month ago.
With Jose Mourinho choosing to begin with a guarded blending of Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez for the matches against Manchester United, West Ham and Sheffield United, the Belgian was among the substitutes alongside his countryman Jan Vertonghen.
With Eric Dier having been given a four-coordinate boycott and fined £40,000 for moving over seats to go up against a fan after a match preceding lockdown (ESPN), it gave Alderweireld the chance to come back to the beginning eleven.
— Toby Alderweireld (@AlderweireldTob) July 12, 2020
The Belgian was great close by Davinson Sanchez at the core of the Spurs resistance during yesterday’s North London derby. Alderweireld helped his side to make sure about the boasting rights when he rose inside the six-yard box to head home Heung-min Son’s corner kick to sentence their adversaries to a 2-1 thrashing in their first visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
After the match, the previous Ajax player took to Twitter to remind fans what shading North London is because of the success.