Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes a new centre-back and a right-back should be at the top of Jose Mourinho’s wish list when the transfer market opens ahead of next season.
Mourinho has started with the pairing of Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez for Tottenham’s first three games since the restart.
However, following a poor defensive display in the 3-1 loss to Sheffield United, Toby Alderweireld replaced Sanchez in the starting line up against Everton.
The Belgian international put in an accomplished display at the back as Spurs kept a clean sheet to beat the Toffees 1-0 in North London.
Meanwhile, Serge Aurier, who also put in a poor performance at Bramall Lane, kept his place for the clash against Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Unlike the centre-back positions, Mourinho does not have any other alternatives to the Ivory Coast international at right-back, with the Spurs boss recently admitting to trying the likes of Gedson Fernandes and Oliver Skipp in the position during training (Football.London).
Robinson insisted that Tottenham do not defend like a Mourinho team and insisted that the club needed reinforcements at the back.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Spurs number one said: “Offensively they are strong. It is at the back where they need reinforcements, especially with Vertonghen leaving.
“Dier and Sanchez are not the answer so they need a new centre-half and a full-back as well.
“The way they are playing at the moment, with the amount of goals they are conceding, this is not a Jose Mourinho team.
“There is work to be done in the window but all in the defensive half of the pitch.”
Spurs Web Opinion
While it is obvious that we do need additions at centre-back and right-back, I believe we are just as desperate for offensive players. The lack of creativity in the side in our four matches since the restart has been quite striking. Hopefully, Dele Alli can help us solve that problem to a certain extent once he gets going.
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