Tony Cascarino names five players who aren’t good enough for Tottenham

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Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has labelled five players within Jose Mourinho’s squad as not being good enough for Tottenham Hotspur.

The talkSPORT radio presenter believes that Tottenham’s squad is a mix of five of six quality players with a number which he claims are either mediocre or not up to the required standard.

The former Republic of Ireland international named Ben Davies, Moussa Sissoko, Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez and Serge Aurier as those who are not good enough.

Eric Dier found himself back on the bench alongside Sissoko for the 2-0 win against West Bromwich Albion yesterday after his foolish challenge which cost his side a penalty during the defeat to rivals Chelsea in midweek, while Davies, Sanchez and Aurier all made the starting eleven.

Tottenham have experienced a difficult few weeks which saw them finally return to winning ways yesterday, ending their run of suffering three successive top flight defeats.

He told talkSPORT“I think they have a really funny squad if I am brutally honest,” said Cascarino. “They have got five or six really good players.

“Obviously, Kane. I am putting Son in there. I would put in Hojbjerg I think is a very decent player. I would probably go Alderweireld, at the back, I really like. Reguilon, who is injured and a massive loss.

“Then I think there is a lot of mediocre and then there are players that I think are not good enough.

“I don’t think Davinson Sanchez is good enough. I don’t think Aurier is good enough. I don’t think Ben Davies is good enough. I am not sure about Eric Dier. For me, he is a squad player and not much more – I don’t think Sissoko is good enough. It’s really strange.”

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  1. This sort of analysis would have made Brian Clough smile. His teams depended on players discarded by more glamorous clubs and yet won the European Cup twice!

  2. Cascarino also used to bang on about Lloris not being a good enough keeper, I think we all know Hugo is right up with the best of them so I wouldn’t exactly use Cascarino’s opinion as any kind of valuable yard stick. I admit to having reservations about Dier as a centre back as I just dont think he is good enough in the role, Sanchez makes too many mistakes and I think he has to go, but for me Aurier, Sissoko and Davies are all hard working players who deserve greater respect and still deserve a place in the sqaud.


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