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Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld has insisted that he never considered leaving Tottenham before signing his new contract.
The 30-year-old defender signed a new deal with the club which expires in 2023.
Speaking to Standard Sport, Alderweireld said:
“I understand the questions were there but I never thought about leaving. I don’t like to talk about myself but the only thing I can say about myself is that every game I do everything on the pitch that I can. Everything. I think that’s why maybe we have a good connection, the fans and me. I’m very happy and it was always in my mind to stay. It’s easy to talk now like this after I signed a deal but hand on my heart it’s true.”
“Of course (Mourinho) is an influence but in a decision like this there’s a lot of things to consider. You talk with your family, of course my wife. I’m 30, you think, ‘Do I want something else? The more I was thinking, ‘What am I going to do?’ the more my decision went towards Spurs. At the end, it was not a difficult decision.”
Alderweireld joined Spurs in 2015 from Atletico Madrid for €16 million.
Source- Football Fancast