Tottenham Hotspur face the prospect of fifth-placed Chelsea closing the gap on them in the English Premier League this weekend after suffering a shock defeat to relegation candidates West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
The 1-0 scoreline means a Blues victory against Liverpool on Sunday will see them move two points behind Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Spurs fans were left frustrated with the result and performance but it was also a reminder for them that they don’t want to lose unsettled defender Toby Alderweireld this summer.
The centre-back has been linked with a move away from the club in recent weeks and months but supporters really want him to sign a new deal, even if it means significantly increasing the terms of his contract.
Should Tottenham do more to make sure they retain his services or is it inevitable he leaves when the transfer window opens?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts during and after Saturday’s loss…
#thfc defender Toby Alderweireld is reminding everyone just how good he is today.
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) May 5, 2018
Toby cleaning up. Please give him all the money. Sanchez is good, but far from a finished product. #THFC
— Bryan Acker (@bryan_acker) May 5, 2018
— Crooked Monkey (@Edwin_Mills) May 5, 2018
The only thing I can think of to rationalize the loss to West Brom is that they paid off Toby’s pay wage demands for us so that he’d stay and we game them a win to stay up in the Prem #THFC
— Its that guy named Hayden (@HAYitsDENnis) May 5, 2018
Never get rid of toby….#COYS
— Cameron (@CameronC997) May 5, 2018
— Jason Cushing (@JasonCushing) May 5, 2018
Hardly much of a surprise Vertonghen goes off at the end and we end up losing, sums up his importance to this team.
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) May 5, 2018
Always the friend you know that strikes that dagger through your heart. #coys not the result we wanted but one win needed. Alderweireld should stay and we’d be silly to let him go. Subs seemed to cause more harm than good this time round. Son lamela Moura doesn’t work.
— SweetLou (@SweetLouNo10) May 5, 2018