Rodrigo Bentancur has been speaking about his experience of a positional change at international level compared to when he plays week in, week out for Tottenham Hotspur.
The 25-year-old has arguably been Tottenham’s most consistent performer this season having put in a number of impressive displays in the middle of the pitch and also adding goals to his game in the weeks leading up to the World Cup break.
Bentancur proved to be Tottenham’s match winner in their last outing against Leeds United having bagged a brace, adding to his tally where he previously netted a last-minute winner at Bournemouth and an important equaliser while facing Sporting CP to keep their Champions League campaign on track.
The former Juventus player has featured in both of Uruguay’s opening World Cup fixtures, playing in a deeper position than what he does for Antonio Conte’s side.
He told Gol Caracol: “More than anything it was to be able to make a quicker and cleaner start. It was not achieved. Because we could not play a fast game from behind. It is not my Tottenham position, but I feel very comfortable playing anywhere and more for our team.”
Bentancur’s ability on the ball makes it easy for him to adapt to playing in different roles in midfield, his more advanced position for Spurs is certainly paying dividends with his contribution in front of goal.
Spurs fans will be hoping that after his involvement at the World Cup comes to an end, he can pick up where he left off and continue to be a key player for the second half of the season.
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