Sergio Reguilon has admitted that he saw the lighter side of the argument between Roy Keane and Jamie Redknapp on Sky Sports last week after the pair butted heads over the quality of Tottenham’s squad.
Reguilon has shown since returning from his injury just how important he is to the Tottenham side.
The left-back put in a typically energetic display against Palace last night when he proved a constant threat down the left-flank and hardly gave Joel Ward or Andros Townsend any breathing space when the Eagles came forward.
When asked by The Daily Mirror to explain the reason behind Tottenham’s turnaround in form, the Spaniard quipped with a smile: “Yes, I’m back. I’m joking, I’m joking.
“I don’t know, maybe there are moments in the season when it happens that we are tired, maybe the game is an unlucky one, it’s football, it’s difficult to explain.
“But now we are in a good moment and we have to build on it.”
Three back-to-back wins over Burnley, Fulham and Palace has seen Spurs climb to sixth in the table, just two points behind Chelsea in fourth.
Reguilon admitted that he and his teammates fully believe that they can muscle themselves into the top four.
He said: “Now the feeling is we can arrive in the top four because we have a very good squad and we try to win every match.
“We want to go match to match, three point by three points, and by the end of the season we can be in the top four.
“We know it’s difficult but we have the players to get it.”
Reguilon was one of the players that Redknapp defended last week after Keane claimed that Spurs have an average squad apart from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
The former Tottenham midfielder insisted Reguilon was one of the best left-backs in the country but the former Manchester United skipper questioned why Real Madrid let the 24-year-old leave if he was so good.
When asked about the spat between the two pundits, Reguilon said: “This is Roy Keane’s opinion but we have a lot of top-class players who can play in every team.
“We have the best players but thank you, Jamie, for defending me.
“It was so funny — he was really angry. I watched that and smiled a lot, it was very nice.”
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Although Mourinho refused to respond to Roy Keane’s comments in his press conference last week, I believe the Spurs boss would have used the pundit’s words to motivate his squad. Keane’s comments were certainly very disrespectful to several players including Reguilon.
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