Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards both praised Sergio Reguilon for his performance on his return to the Tottenham team against West Ham, despite Spurs falling to a 2-1 defeat at the London Stadium.
Reguilon has been one of the signings of the season for Spurs and made an immediate impact after arriving in North London from Real Madrid last summer.
The Spaniard was out of action for almost a month with a muscle injury and Jose Mourinho’s men certainly missed the pace and attacking threat he provides on the left-flank.
The Spurs boss admitted that while he was pleased with the way Davies has covered for Reguilon in his absence, having the 24-year-old back will be a big boost to the side.
Redknapp admitted that he expected the left-back to help the struggling Spurs side turn their form around, given how much he offers both offensively and defensively.
The former Tottenham midfielder told Sky Sports (as relayed by Football.London): “When he was playing he was fantastic. He had great energy, was crossing the ball, good in one-on-one situations – he had it all.
“It is no surprise that their performances have not been as good since he has not been playing because he offers so much to this team, and Jose will be delighted to have him back.”
Richards, who was himself a marauding full-back in his heyday, admitted that Reguilon provides the Tottenham team with a different dimension thanks to his ability to attack space.
The former Manchester City star said: “With Reguilon, it is just the way that he attacks the space, for me. As a full-back, nowadays, you always like to see them going forward.
“He is quick, always plays one-two’s, so they will be happy to have him back in the squad today.”
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As we saw in the game yesterday, Reguilon’s pace and attacking intent allows us the stretch the pitch, thus providing the likes of Son and Ndombele more space to play.
It is no coincidence we have seen Son go through a bit of a dry spell when the Spaniard was out injured. Hopefully, his return aids us in getting back to winning ways sooner rather than later.
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