Tottenham outcast Toby Alderweireld to be recalled by Mauricio Pochettino for Brighton clash

The Belgian defender, 29, hasn't played in the league since October – a 1-0 loss at the hands of Manchester United – but will be in the squad for the Seagulls game.

Ahead of the fixture, Pochettino claimed Alderweireld would be in the squad – but remained tight-lipped on his starting XI.

Pochettino revealed: "Toby will be in the squad. But I will decide if he plays tomorrow."

Earlier this month, Poch explained Alderweireld's absence… saying it was nothing personal and purely down to form.

The Spurs boss claimed: "I don't care about the personal situation with the club. If they show me they deserve to play, they are going to play.

"It is not about personal feelings or emotions. It is about providing the team with the best tools to win.

"I cannot consider if they have a one-year contract, six months or ten years.


MAUR TO SAY? Mauricio Pochettino explains Toby Alderweireld’s first-team absence, saying it’s nothing personal


"My decision is always about football. It is not personal and not because of a contract problem."

Alderweireld last played for Tottenham on February 18 in the 2-2 draw with Rochdale in the FA Cup.


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