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'Weeks like this are why you become a footballer'

Posted on 2 March 2016  - 13:45

Toby Alderweireld's eyes lit up as he considered the week ahead.


The central defender has played every minute of our 27 games in the Premier League so far this term and has been a huge influence in a collective defensive unit that has conceded only 21 goals, the best record in the league.

Currently sitting second, we travel to Upton Park for the last time this evening (Wednesday, March 2) before a derby double-header to be reckoned with over three days is completed by Arsenal's visit to the Lane on Saturday (March 5).

"These are the games you always want to play in," said Toby, who has also played all eight matches in the Europa League. "These are the big games, the games that sometimes you can’t describe.

Below: Toby's Big Interview with Spurs TV


"I’m really looking forward to West Ham and then Arsenal. Weeks like this are the reason you become a footballer. I’m very fortunate and honoured to play these type of games."

West Ham are unbeaten at home since August and we head East on a run of six-straight wins in the Premier League and unbeaten on our travels since the opening day.

"West Ham are a very good team and it will be a test," said Toby.

"I’ve said before, I believe we can beat any team and that’s not arrogance, that doesn’t exist in our team, it’s confidence.

"We work very hard and if we work hard and give 100 per cent, we can’t blame ourselves after the game and that’s the way we will play this week, 100 per cent, give our hearts and the rest, we’ll see..."