The Belgian media have always been on the side of Toby Alderweireld when it comes to his Tottenham woes, which is understandable.
They’ve also, in the whole but with some exceptions, long been on the side of players such as Thibaut Courtois and Dedryck Boyata as they tried to manoeuvre transfer situations to suit themselves, so given that Alderweireld hasn’t really done anything like that, it’s a fair response.
However, that sometimes seems to allow for assumption and rumour, and perhaps information fed from agents, to be treated as accepted fact.
Tuesday’s edition of HLN has a look at the defender’s situation. Right now, Alderweireld ‘feels fantastic’. His club situation is better, he’s happy with his national team, and he became a father last week. It’s cloud nine stuff.
This is a big difference to earlier this year, when HLN explain that it was no fault of the player that Tottenham turned against him. All he did was call off contract negotiations.
It’s stated he was ‘ruthlessly sidelined’ bu Mauricio Pochettino and ‘there were even mental games involved’.
An example of this is given: When recovering from a severe hamstring injury, Alderweireld wasn’t allowed home until his teammates had gone.
Sometimes he’d be at the training ground and see them drive out.
On the scale of mental games, it’s not near the top and there’s every chance it was a misunderstanding.
The Tottenham player struggled through whilst always keeping the World Cup in Russia in his mind.
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David Stern Talks Sports Betting, NBA Tech and His ShotTracker Investment
Wednesday November 07, 2018
Subscribe to the SportTechie Podcast TuneIn | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher Former NBA commissioner David Stern and ShotTracker co-founder Davyeon Ross joined Bram Weinstein on the SportTechie podcast to chat about ShotTracker’s growing integration into basketball, and how sports betting will impact the viewing experience for NBA fans. Stern is an investor in ShotTracker,
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FC Barcelona, Viber Create Augmented Reality Fan Experience
Wednesday October 31, 2018
FC Barcelona fans can now experience what players go through as they walk through the Nou Camp’s tunnel to the field, or what being grilled by the assembled members of the media during a press conference feel like. Through the Spanish soccer club’s latest digital partnership with the Viber messaging app, fans can now create videos
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