Tottenham star is the best in the league, declares Redknapp

Jamie Redknapp says Tottenham Hotspur have the best defender in the Premier League this season in Toby Alderweireld

Jamie Redknapp believes that Tottenham Hotspur have the best defender in the Premier League this season in Toby Alderweireld.

The Belgium international has been a regular fixture in Spurs first team this season alongside Jan Vertonghen and has started all 12 of the Lilywhites’ top-flight games this term.

Alderweireld impressed as he helped to keep Arsenal at bay until the 77th minute in Sunday’s north London derby draw at Emirates Stadium as Spurs were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw.

And former Liverpool star Redknapp feels that the 26-year-old has been leading by example at White Hart Lane this season.

Redknapp told the Daily Mail: “[He’s been the] best defender in the league this season. Jan Vertonghen has benefited from playing with him.”

Fellow pundit Martin Keown, meanwhile, was also full of praise for youngster Dele Alli. He said: “I’m struggling to see his weaknesses. He drives from midfield, scores and reads the game well.”

Alderweireld will be expecting to feature when Tottenham return to Premier League action with a home clash against West Ham United after the international break on Sunday 22 November.

Sunday’s draw left Spurs fifth in the top flight table and five points behind league leaders Manchester City.

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