Tottenham Fans Think Toby Alderweireld Mocked The Club With "Cheeky" Post On Twitter
Tottenham fans have slammed Toby Alderweireld for appearing to mock the club while on international duty.
Alderweireld has been the subject of intense criticism following his below-par performance against Brighton in the Premier League last Saturday, and he's come under more scrutiny after posting a cryptic message on social media.
The 30-year-old defender is away with the Belgium national team for their Euro 2020 qualifiers and ahead of playing their first game of the international break, he posted an interesting Tweet.
He shared a picture of himself alongside his teammates, captioned: "This can only mean one thing #winning team," accompanied with a eye and laughing face emoji.
:eyes: This can mean only one thing :grin: #winningteam pic.twitter.com/3u2GZMVKE4
- Alderweireld Toby (@AlderweireldTob) October 8, 2019
Alderweireld's choice of wording didn't go down well with Spurs supporters who vented their anger on Twitter.
"Yh well u better win us the game when the international break is over," one Twitter user wrote.
A second Tweeted: "Is that a dig Toby ????" To which someone replied by saying: "If it is he's a big reason as any why we not winning at the mo."
A third Tweeted: "U have never won anything ,,club level zero n national team. Be humble."
Another added: "We don't mind if you want stay there. You obviously don't want to play for us anymore. We'll chuck in the kids at least they'll get a sweat on."
The North London outfit have slumped to ninth in the Premier League following their third league defeat of the season, but Mauricio Pochettino has refused to lay into his players.
"The team has lost confidence," he said. "We have to work to win that trust again. We talk to the players. We tell them that we have lost by mistakes, but we must try to forget them.
"The best way to help the player is not telling him that he has done s***. You can't hide. You have to share the responsibility.
"We at Tottenham work as a team. After two big defeats like the ones we have suffered, we have to think about the future.
"You have to recover the emotional level. When you are on the top, you feel you must respond to dignity.
"Football is born in the heart. Our responsibility is to be guardians of this, make sure you don't forget.
"You have to help the players to motivate themselves. But how can you motivate yourself after the Champions League? I say: 'Are we professionals? Or not?'"
Spurs endured a miserable couple of games last week as Bayern Munich thrashed them 7-2 in the Champions League before Brighton inflicted more misery on Pochettino by beating his side 3-0 in the league.