Paul Robinson has defended Sergio Reguilon after the Tottenham left-back’s quality was questioned by Roy Keane.
Reguilon has quickly established himself as one of the first names in the teamsheet at Spurs since arriving from Real Madrid in the summer.
The Spaniard has been a constant threat down the left-hand side with his pace and crossing ability this season and has arguably had the most impact had on the Tottenham side after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg among the seven players who arrived through the door last summer.
Keane and Jamie Redknapp got into a heated argument last week about the quality of the Spurs squad, with the former Manchester United man insisting that the North Londoners are an average side without Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Reguilon was one of the players Redknapp defended in that exchange but Keane questioned why the 24-year-old was let go by Real Madrid if he was such a good player.
However, Robinson is in no doubts that Reguilon is one of the best left-backs in world football.
The former Tottenham goalkeeper told Football Insider: “Reguilon is one of the best left-backs in the world in my opinion.
“He has proved to be an unbelievable signing.
“When he plays he poses such an attacking threat but he is not one of those who shirks his defensive responsibilities. He does both.
“He is great defensively and great offensively and that is why he is so important to Spurs.
“He is one of the best left-backs in the world – a great, great signing.”
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Young players arriving from a different league can often take a season or two before they get used to the intensity of the Premier League. While we have already seen plenty of signs that suggest Reguilon could be a special player, the exciting thing about the 24-year-old is that one gets the impression that there is a lot more to come from him.
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