Tuesday’s 2-1 victory for Belgium over Algeria saw four Spurs team-mates in action – Jan Vertonghen, Nacer Chadli and Mousa Dembele for the Red Devils and young midfielder Nabil Bentaleb for their African opponents – while Hugo Lloris kept a clean sheet for France in their 3-0 triumph against Honduras last weekend.
Paulinho has so far started twice for Brazil, most recently in their goalless draw with Mexico on Tuesday, while Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been ever-present for Cameroon.
And Darren, who played and scored for England at the 1998 World Cup in France, has been largely impressed with what he’s seen of our lads’ performances.
“I’ve watched a few of the games involving Spurs players so far and I thought Paulinho did well for Brazil, although it was obviously a disappointing result for them against Mexico,” said the former midfielder, who played 358 times for us between 1992 and 2004.
“Hugo Lloris and France had a very comfortable win against Honduras and obviously Belgium turned things around against Algeria and got the result so, all-in-all, it’s been fairly positive for the Tottenham boys.”