Tottenham Hotspur v Watford - Carabao Cup Third Round
MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur plays the ball during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford at Stadium mk on September 26, 2018 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Toby Alderweireld is in the right frame of mind now at Tottenham, despite making no progress with contract talks

The 29-year-old defender will be out of contract with Spurs at the end of the season and had been strongly linked with a switch to Manchester United in the last transfer window.

But Alderweireld revealed that while there are no updates in regards to a new deal at the Premier League side, becoming a first-time dad has given him a new sense of optimism.

“I’m the old Toby again. I try to do my best and help the team,” Alderweireld told Sky Sports.

“How happy am I on a scale of one to 10? When you have a daughter it’s 10 out of 10. It doesn’t matter what happens. The joy that I get from that, I try to give it to my football.”

As for a new deal at Spurs, he added: “Not that I can say, no. I’m focused on Spurs and trying to help the team. That’s all I can do.”

Alderweireld has made nine starts for Spurs this season and is currently with the Belgium squad ahead of their Uefa Nations League games against Switzerland and the Netherlands.