Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has waxed lyrical about Sergio Reguilon’s debut performance for Spurs, in conversation with Football London.
The 23-year-old, who joined Tottenham from Real Madrid earlier this month, made his Spurs bow in Tuesday’s League Cup meeting with Chelsea.
Reguilon made a mistake early on as he completely missed his attempted tackle on Cesar Azpilicueta, giving his compatriot time to carve out an opportunity, which led to Timo Werner getting the opener.
However, he made up for it with an impressive display thereafter, showing plenty of attacking intent and setting up Erik Lamela for the equaliser en route to a penalty shootout victory.
“His debut was really, really good,” Mourinho is quoted by Football London as saying.
“There was something that for me is great because it showed me the character and personality of the player which is he makes a mistake for their goal and his performance after that moment was just going up, and up and up.
“When many, even experienced players, when something is going wrong for them, or they are involved in some negative moment of the game, their confidence goes low. The kid was exactly the opposite.
“He could have done better for the Chelsea goal but since that moment it was when Sergio really exploded for the game and had incredible, incredible performance.”
A bad lapse in judgement by Reguilon early on in the game but keeping it together and bouncing back is what matters, and he did so very well, helping his side back into the game.
It’s very early days but the Spaniard has already shown he has a lot to offer Spurs and Mourinho, with more balance and attacking endeavour down the left flank.