Supersonic quotes from Toby Alderwiereld just in.
“I’m very happy to stay another year. It was [a clause] in my contract and I’m happy Spurs gave me the confidence to stay another year. I’m only focused on things on the pitch. People can see every time I play that I give 100% for this club – this is what I keep doing every time I play.”PA Sport
Confidence to offer one of very best, Champions League grade players another year.
Or to untangle the spin, ‘this bunch of third rate grave robbers nearly vomited up their own vital organs when I asked for market rate wages’.
It is not unreasonable to presume that the club’s similar extension of Jan Vertonghen’s contract also carries a similar undertone of cheapness.
The Levyologists will of course talk in devote tones about how good Sanchez and Foyth are.
Listening to this is like being sold the suggestion that if your right arm were lost in an industrial accident, at least you’d still have your left arm, your sight and your hearing.
The only thing stupider than binning Toby after one more season that I can think of would be to demolish White Hart Lane and build a shopping centre in its stead.
Oh, hang on…