‘Saving grace’ – Jamie O’Hara names two defenders in the Spurs squad that he trusts

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Tottenham have been plagued by plenty of defensive issues over the past few months as individual errors have cost the sides points time and again.

Jose Mourinho has thus had little choice but to chop and change his backline regularly.

The Tottenham boss has settled on a pairing of Joe Rodon and Davinson Sanchez at centre-back in the last two Premier League matches.

However, Sanchez put in a shocker of a performance in the 2-2 draw against Newcastle on Sunday and it remains to seen if the Colombian will be able to keep his place in the side when they face Manchester United this weekend.

It has been a similar story at right-back as summer signing Matt Doherty has not had the expected impact while Serge Aurier has been inconsistent.

Mourinho has opted to start Japhet Tanganga at right-back over recent weeks.

O’Hara admitted that Tanganga and Sergio Reguilon, who has settled in well into the Premier League since arriving from Real Madrid last summer, are the only two bright sparks in the Spurs backline.

The former Tottenham midfielder told talkSPORT: ” I think the saving grace is Reguilon. I think he is sort of the bright spark in the team.

“Tanganga, for me, is okay. He’s decent. He’s young and he plays with no fear.”

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Given how poor our senior centre-backs have been this season, I have been surprised by Mourinho’s unwillingness to give Tanganga a run of games as a centre-half. Perhaps the Spurs boss’ remark last week that the 22-year-old does not have the size of a centre-half is the main reason behind that.

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