Tottenham fans react to Juventus team news: ‘Not sure what the panic is about’

Tottenham Hotspur fans are remaining calm despite speculation over Toby Alderweireld’s future at the club.

The Spurs defender has been left out of the travelling party to face Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday night, prompting some sections of the media to claim he is set to quit North London.

However, this does not reflect the views of the majority of the Tottenham faithful, many of whom took to Twitter to back manager Mauricio Pochettino’s decision.

Alderweireld has only just returned to Spurs first-team duties after three months sidelined with a hamstring injury and as such it is understandable that his boss is keen not to rush him back.

Having played the full 90 minutes against Newport County in an FA Cup replay last week, the 28-year-old was left out of the Tottenham matchday squad that took on rivals Arsenal on Saturday.

With only one fixture under his belt since October, Alderweireld was unlikely to start in Turin and there is no need to risk his fitness given the depth that the Lilywhites have in central defence.

Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen performed well against the Gunners, whilst Eric Dier and Ben Davies are more than capable of filling in at the back.

It has been deemed by the Tottenham management that Alderweireld would be best served working on his fitness in England, with a view to giving him more game time over the coming weeks.

Spurs supporters have learned to trust Pochettino’s judgement over a successful period with the Argentine at the helm and that is clearly demonstrated in the response to this news.

Whilst some have criticised Alderweireld’s omission and are worried that Tottenham may lose an instrumental figure, most feel that the speculation that has followed this decision is not particularly warranted.

The best of the reaction from Twitter can be found below: