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Tottenham defender Alderweireld happy to cap special week with victory

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld was delighted to cap an emotional week with victory over Aston Villa on Sunday.

By his own admission, it was a whirlwind week for the Belgian.

He told the club's website: “The last couple of days have been strange for me – the birth of my son, I haven't slept, yesterday, eight hours travel to get here and then it was difficult for me, I made a mistake with the wind and everything, okay, that can happen, but I'm very happy I could help a little bit with the goal.

“Even if there are difficult moments like for myself, I made a mistake, but I'm happy that we kept focus and tried to help, tried to do something and fortunately I scored the goal.

“We could have put the game to bed a lot earlier, I think. It's a good thing that we created so many chances, that's positive. (Last-minute goals) are the best, especially as we had a lot of chances and you think 'it's not going to be our day today', but then Sonny does it! Now we have to keep improving and be ready for Wednesday."

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