Sergio Reguilon is the one who can’t drip in Tottenham Hotspur’s defense.
That’s the attitude of former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hare who has handed down a rather brutal verdict to the defenders Jose Mourinho has at his disposal.
Mistakes on defense have cost Lilywhites dearly in recent weeks, and Eric Dier’s mistake has somewhat set the tone for a 2-1 defeat by London rival West Ham United last weekend.
He now has five Premier League defeats in his last six games for Tottenham, and O’Hara believes Mourinho must leave Dier as well as Davinson Sanchez, but stick to Reguilona in what would have been rebuilt in the last four.
“It’s getting awkward, isn’t it,” he told talkSPORT Breakfast. “We should turn West Ham!
“I don’t think we will win anything this season, I think we will end up without a trophy again, really.
“I’m looking at the team and the last four are just an absolute nuisance. I don’t know why Jose keeps playing [Davinson] Sanchez i [Eric] Dier because it’s probably one of the worst partnerships in the Premier League!
“[Japhet] Tanganga plays right back, but takes it off and sets it up [Matt] Doherty there, playing [Moussa] Sissoko at right back, [Serge] Aurier, he just doesn’t know the team.
“The only player you would say deserves to play in that last four is [Sergio] Reguilon, I really like him, he’s polite. “
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“Dier is fine, but as the center half he just looks lost,” O’Hara added. “In my opinion he should be left out. I would play Tanganga and Ben Davies in the middle half, I would play Reguilon on the left and Doherty on the right back.
“Ben Davies is decent on the ball and he has a tempo, Tanganaga also has a rhythm and I think that’s the biggest thing we miss behind, the tempo, because we’re constantly exposed.”
Reguilon has just returned from injury, but considers him – at least O’Hara – the latest Tottenham not to be lost, which already includes Hugo Lloris, Tanguy Ndombele, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane.