Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld says he was motivated to impress at the World Cup to prove that his prolonged exclusion from Tottenham Hotspur's first team last season was "unjustified."
The 29-year-old played a majority of Tottenham's matches in the opening stages of last campaign before a hamstring injury disrupted his season and, despite declaring himself fit in January, Alderweireld made just six appearances since November.
Despite his Premier League snub, Alderweireld featured in six of...
South Korea have named Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min in their squad for the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Indonesia from Aug. 14 to Sept. 1 meaning he could miss opening month of the Premier League season.
Son is one of three overage players named in the 20-man under-23 squad along with goalkeeper Cho Hyun-Woo and Japan-based striker Hwang Ui-Jo.
However, as the tournament does not take place in an international match window, Tottenham are under no obligations to release the player...
England captain Harry Kane is confident he can recover from the fatigue of a taxing World Cup campaign as he aims to return to action in Tottenham Hotspur's opening Premier League fixture against Newcastle United on Aug. 11.
After 48 appearances across all competitions for Tottenham last term, the 24-year-old forward continued his prolific form at the World Cup, scoring six goals in as many matches to lead England to the semifinals and win the Golden Boot award.
England captain Harry Kane won the Golden Boot as the top scorer of the 2018 World Cup after no player in Sunday's final, a 4-2 win by France over Croatia, surpassed his total of six goals.
France's Antoine Griezmann, who scored in the final, finished second with his four goals and two assists. Belgium's Romelu Lukaku had four goals and one assist, and Russia's Denis Cheryshev, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and France's Kylian Mbappe also scored four goals, but did not create any others.