Tony Cascarino has claimed that Clement Lenglet is not good enough for Tottenham and insisted that the North London club need reinforcements in their backline as soon as possible.
Defensive errors have cost Spurs at crucial points in games on several occasions this season but Antonio Conte insisted last week following his side’s Boxing Day draw against Brentford that the club do not need to sign any centre-backs in January (Football.London).
Alasdair Gold revealed in his column in Football.London last Thursday that the Lilywhites are prioritising additions up front and at right wing-back this month.
The journalist added that the North Londoners are likely to put off strengthening at centre-back until next summer, suggesting that they could sign two centre-halves at the end of the season.
However, Cascarino believes that barring Cristian Romero and Ben Davies, none of the defenders in the Spurs squad are good enough to play for a club with European ambitions.
The pundit told talkSPORT at 2/1, 6:40 am: “Lenglet, I’ve seen a lot of him at Barcelona, I don’t think he’s good enough for Spurs. Eric Dier has mainly been a squad player at Tottenham. You could put Davinson Sanchez in there.
“Generally, if you go across their back line, the only ones that I think should survive there is Ben Davies who’s in the twilight of his career and [Cristian] Romero. Emerson Royal, not good enough for Spurs. He’s a decent enough player but not for a team that’s meant to be in the top six.”
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I think Cascarino’s assessment regarding Lenglet is quite harsh. The Frenchman did struggle in his final 18 months at Barca and seemed devoid of confidence at the time but he has not done too much wrong at Spurs when opportunities have been handed to him this season.
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