Tottenham Hotspur source John Wenham has slammed Sergio Reguilon after the Spaniard’s display in Sunday’s 3-1 win against West Ham, as relays the FTT.
The 25-year-old played 88 minutes at the weekend, but in spite of a reasonably decent 7.1 SofaScore rating, he failed to produce a single accurate cross or successful dribble attempt from a left wing-back position. He also had two big chances to try and test Lukasz Fabianski, but he failed to hit the target with either of them.
This added to a list of wasted chances in recent weeks, including those from the games against Brighton and Manchester United in recent weeks.
N17 ‘insider‘ Wenham claimed that, despite a number of poor performances recently, Reguilon’s display against West Ham was the worst of all.
Speaking with Football Insider about the Spurs defender, he fumed: “He’s so average it’s untrue.
“I always go back to these constant rumours about Barcelona or Real Madrid being interested in him. There’s always stuff about them paying a premium for him, it’s nonsense.
“He’s just not that good. He’s the best of the full-backs we have but that’s not really praise at this point. Against Man United, he didn’t offer anything, against West Ham was the same.
“For me, he is the worst of the bunch. He wasted so many chances against West Ham. You can absolutely see why Conte kept playing Sessegnon over him until he got injured.
“He wastes so many good crossing opportunities. He was very, very poor yesterday. It’s probably his worst game for Tottenham.”
Wenham’s damning verdict suggests that Antonio Conte is not playing Reguilon out of choice, but is instead being forced into the starting XI due to Ryan Sessegnon’s hamstring injury. This rendered the 21-year-old out of action for Spurs’ last four games, and with an unknown return date for the ex-Fulham starlet, it appears that Reguilon is going to receive more game-time over the remainder of the season.
Whilst Wenham claimed that the Spaniard is “the worst of the bunch”, this is arguably an unfair assertion. According to WhoScored, the 25-year-old has been Tottenham’s fifth-best player this season, so perhaps the £68,000-per-week defender is merely in a momentary rut and could come good again during the final weeks of the campaign.