Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld is back in contention for Mauricio Pochettino’s starting lineup after featuring in the side’s 2-0 FA Cup victory against Newport
The 28-year-old has given his manager a bit of a selection headache, having started the tie alongside fellow returnees Harry Winks and Danny Rose. But Pochettino has refused to confirm whether or not the player will feature when Spurs host London rivals Arsenal on the weekend.
Having watched the Belgian defender compete for the full 90 minutes for the first time in more than three months in his 200th game in charge of the north London outfit, Pochettino steered clear of voicing his intentions as it relates to Saturday’s fixture.
Alderweireld has been tipped to start alongside Jan Vertonghen against the Gunners, and he just might, barring another setback. But Pochettino claims to have made no decision as yet.
“No decision,” the Argentinian coach said to reporters (H/T SportsMole) on Thursday.
Poch hasn’t decided yet if Toby Alderweireld will start against Arsenal. Lucas Moura is ready after training well although ‘he’s feeling his legs’. Also it’s Daniel Levy’s birthday today and Poch was asked if he had got him a present. ‘Yes, myself!’ Then he started cracking up.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) February 8, 2018