‘Alderweireld was there for us when we needed him, an example’

Royal Antwerp FC won a big name with Toby Alderweireld. The defender leaves Al-Duhail and has to provide extra quality and experience at The Great Old. According to former teammate Junior Edmilson, Antwerp is going to have a lot of fun with Alderweireld.
At Al-Duhail, Alderweireld played alongside Edmilson Junior. The defender only played there for one season, but made a lot of impression on Edmilson. Not only because of his qualities, but also because of his personality.
“Despite his experience and his career, Toby doesn‘t have a big neck. He doesn’t feel superior to others,” says Edmilson at Sport/Football magazine. Owner Paul Gheysens already indicated that Alderweireld should become an example for the younger players. Edmilson believes the defender will soon be.
“As time went on, Toby became more and more of a leader with us. He motivated us before the games and he took the time to talk to us. He was there for us when we need him and he set an example for training,” he concludes.