Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has challenged on loan midfielder Gedson Fernandes to “deliver more” amid rumours that his loan could set to come to a premature end.
In an exclusive interview with Football Insider, Robinson spoke of his disappointment with the on-loan midfielder who has not delivered following “big expectations” after signing back in January of last year on an 18-month loan deal.
Gedson, who was left out of both Tottenham’s Premier League and Europa League squads made his second of the season at the weekend during a comfortable 5-0 win over Marine in the FA Cup third round.
The 22-year-old became Jose Mourinho’s first Tottenham signing when he joined on loan from Benfica last January, although Mourinho hinted last month that the Portuguese midfielder may not see out the full extent of his loan agreement in North London (Sky Sports).
“We have not seen enough of him, certainly not enough to warrant making the move permanent” former Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson told Football Insider.
“Where is he? He came with big expectations but has hardly played in the Premier League. It will be interesting to see how much game time he gets between now and the end of the season.”
Despite Robinson’s criticism of Gedson, Mourinho was quick to single out his fellow countryman for praise during Spurs’ 5-0 win over Marine in the FA Cup third round.
“I think Dele and Gedson [Fernandes] were two players who were responsible from minute 10 until minute 75.”
“They were the ones that created. They were the ones with mobility, they were the dynamic ones that that created problems for them and goals for us.”
Fernandes has made just seven Premier League appearances for the club during his 12 months in N17 so far (transfermarkt).
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