Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first half strike all but ended Spurs’ last 16 Europa League clash with Dortmund as a contest, but that didn’t stop the home fans enjoying a couple of moments of magic from one of their own.
Toby Alderweireld was majestic, exemplified by two instances of superb defending. First, a double challenge followed by a wonderful piece of skill.
— FootySays (@Footysays) March 17, 2016
Then, an excellent recovery tackle not unlike Ledley King’s famous challenge on Arjen Robben.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the Belgian’s brilliance.
Can we just start building the Toby statue now
— Leon (@banjo_kaz) March 17, 2016
Just give Toby all the wages
— Tottenham Talk (@tottenhamtalk1) March 17, 2016
That's twice now Toby Alderweireld has stopped Dortmund scoring when through clean one-on-one. Peel back his skin, do checks for machinery.
— Raj Bains (@BainsXIII) March 17, 2016
That challenge by Toby was every bit as good as Ledley King's on Robben IMO
— Alan (@hotspur423) March 17, 2016
Toby Alderweireld is the second coming of Ledley King.
— Jack Pettiford (@jackpettiford) March 17, 2016
How come Toby hasn't got a song? Sublime player
— Kenny Palmer (@KennyPalmer) March 17, 2016
First thoughts seeing that Toby tackle were of a certain Mr King chasing down Robben. Not sure what we did to deserve him. What a man.
— David Harley (@DHarley1984) March 17, 2016
Tony Alderweireld ?????????? #COYS
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) March 17, 2016
Just imagining what a centre-back partnership of Toby Alderweireld and Ledley King would have been like…
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) March 17, 2016