Tottenham defender Sergio Reguilon has come in for some praise from Sky pundits Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards.
The left-back returned to action yesterday after missing the last five Premier League games with a muscle injury.
He couldn’t prevent Tottenham slipping to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of London-rivals West Ham – but his return will be most welcome.
Reguilon signed from Real Madrid in the summer and has started 13 Premier League matches during his maiden campaign at the club.
Tottenham paid a fee of around £32 million for the 24-year-old and he’s caught the eye when called upon.
After his showing yesterday, Richards and Redknapp were in agreement over the quality he possesses.
Richards, a former defender himself, started the appraisal with some kind words.
He told Sky Sports: “With Reguilon, it’s just the way 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 have been happy to have him back today.”
Redknapp echoed the sentiments of his co-worker and raved about his energy levels.
The ex-Spurs man told Sky Sports: “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’s no surprise that their performances have not been as good since he has not been playing. He offers so much to this team.”
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Since the Spaniard has been out injured, Tottenham have lost four and won once in the Premier League.
It doesn’t seem as though that is a coincidence and Mourinho will be delighted to welcome him back into his plans.
The man paid £48,000-a-week by the club has been a revelation since arriving and has slotted seamlessly into left-back.
Tottenham’s defending has been nothing short of abysmal in his absence and his return could be timely.
Spurs are now nine points away from fourth place and a race looks on to claim a way back into the Europa League.
Keeping players like Reguilon fit for the run-in looks key for Mourinho.