Toby Alderweireld is adamant that Tottenham Hotspurs’ incredible form this season is down to the team not having any heroes in the squad, according to reports from the Mirror.
Alderweireld joined the Lilywhites last summer from Atletico Madrid, and the Belgium international has been an integral part of their success in the heart of the defence.
And the 28-year-old has revealed that Spurs have been transformed by manager Mauricio Pochettino from a weak away team into a formidable unit after making it 11 away games unbeaten in the English top flight following their 3-0 win over Norwich on Tuesday.
But not only that, the result saw them leapfrog local rivals Arsenal on the table, which sees them now in the running for their first title in over 50 years.
“The most important thing is we have no heroes in this team,” Alderweireld said.
“When one makes a mistake, the other one picks it up. We have a togetherness. We want to achieve something this season and I think you can see that on the pitch.
“There is confidence and self belief – not arrogance – that we can beat everybody. We know that if we don’t put the effort in, we are a normal team.”
An injury to star centre-back Jan Vertonghen was seen as a big blow to Tottenham’s title challenge, but Alderweireld has calmed fears and has backed replacement Kevin Wimmer to do a fine job in Vertonghen’s absence.
“He is not a child who has come to play,” Alderweireld said regarding Wimmer.
“I did my job when Jan was playing and that has not changed with Kevin. Of course I try to help him but he has played a lot of games in the Bundesliga.”