‘Nobody would play him in’ – Owen claims Spurs star would have been frustrated with team mates

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Michael Owen claims that the Tottenham players failed to pass the ball to Sergio Reguilon on a number of occasions in the 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Sunday despite the left-back making some impressive forward bursts down the flank.

Reguilon came to Tottenham with a reputation as an attacking full-back with plenty of pace to burn and impressive crossing ability.

While that has certainly proven to be the case, the 23-year-old has also showcased his defensive attributes in Spurs’ last two games against Manchester City and Chelsea.

After keeping Riyad Mahrez quiet in the 2-0 win over City last weekend, the Spaniard denied Hakim Ziyech any joy down the Chelsea right on Sunday.

Reguilon also showcased his tremendous energy as he made several lung-busting runs down the left-flank but Owen believes that the left-back would have been left frustrated by his teammates repeated failure to pick him out.

While the Lo Celso chance right at the end of the game, where the Argentine decided to attempt chip the keeper despite Reguilon making an overlap on his left, has received plenty of attention, Owen claimed there were also instances in the first half when the left-back could have been played in.

Speaking to Premier League Productions during the live coverage of Sunday’s derby, the former England striker said: “In the first half he made three or four runs and nobody would play him in! I’m surprised he kept going that late.

“He must have been thinking ‘oh I’m not doing this any more’.”

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