Tottenham are feared at White Hart Lane claims defender
Toby Alderweireld delighted with his team's start to the season and looking forward to Sunday's Chelsea clash
November 24th, 2015
Tottenham Hotspur certainly appear to be in the race to land a top four spot this season, while some even anticipate that Spurs could challenge for the Premier League title this term.
While it’s still early in the season, the signs are mainly positive, with Toby Alderweireld claiming teams are afraid of coming to White Hart Lane after Sunday’s 4-1 victory against West Ham.
The Belgian claims there is a feelgood factor at the Lane and looks forward to this weekend’s clash against Chelsea which could see Spurs really announce their title credentials if they manage to win the London derby.
“We don’t think too much about the league table, we think about our own form,” said the Belgian defender. “At home we have to be strong. Teams don’t want to come here any more so that’s nice and we have to keep it that way.
“Next Sunday’s Chelsea, it’s a massive game, but we want to win every game and then we’ll see where it gets us. In the back we’re very solid, we have a good base, and up front we’re very strong. That gives a good feeling, that we can beat every team. If we’re on top, if we work very hard for the team, that’s the most important thing, and if one makes a mistake the rest pick it up, that’s the mentality we want.
“It’s not been as hard as for the French but of course it impacts you. Belgium is close to France, and you know that in Brussels there’s a lot of problems there,” said Alderweireld. “My family’s in Antwerp, not so far from Brussels, and my brother is a police officer in Brussels, so that’s why. It affects you a little but I try to focus on football and hope that nothing terrible happens.
“My brother, he never gets a day off. Every free day is gone, so he has to work every day, sometimes in different places to where he usually works. He doesn’t talk a lot about it. It’s not a good situation and hopefully it’s quickly over.”