Still, sources at Hostpur Way claim that Alderweireld had arrived back in London on Wednesday and not Saturday as Mourinho claimed.
This has drawn the attention of these Spurs fans who are fuming.
“Man’s just straight up lying now I can’t”
“Another player being frozen out”
Do you think Alderweireld is being frozen out?
Yes, looks that way
No, I believe Jose
This seems very odd, and if Alderweireld arrived back from international duty early, you would think that would have been plenty of time to prepare and be ready to face Newcastle United.
This post continued to draw in angry Spurs fans.
“Mourinho caught lying shock horror. The guy is yesterdays man. Time to go.”
“What a mess this club is in…”
“Trying to save his face from the decision to play Sanchez. He is gone”
Judging by how Tottenham played against the Toon, they probably could have done with Alderweireld as they allowed Newcastle to record an xG of 4.07 and allowed them to have 17 shots from inside the box, the most they have ever managed under Steve Bruce.
Clearly, these Spurs fans are not happy with Mourinho’s latest action, and we will be interested to see if anything comes from it.