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Gary Neville calls for Tottenham Hotspur to improve its wing-back position
By Eddie Razo -

During the January transfer window, Tottenham Hotspur wanted to address the wing-back situation on the north London squad. Spurs were hoping to land Adama Traoré from Wolverhampton Wanderers to convert him to a wing-back but failed to close the deal. 

Against Manchester United this weekend, Tottenham had Matt Doherty and Sergio Reguilón as their wing-backs. Both didn’t generate much offensively from the position; as a result, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville stated Spurs need to improve this position in manager Antonio Conte’s system. 

“I think to play that system, you have to have good wing-backs in it, and I think Reguilon and Doherty, the quality is not there in both sides of their game, defensively and going forward. I think if they had better wing-backs, they’d be doing a lot, lot better,” Neville said on Sky Sports (via Spurs-Web)

Tottenham does have other options at the position like Emerson Royal and Ryan Sessegnon. Royal hasn’t exactly worked out as a signing, failing to impress in his first season with the Premier League club. 

Sessegnon has improved, gaining more minutes, but he’s 21-years-old, and if Conte could find an upgrade that could give him consistency, he might take it. Heading into the summer, it’s likely improving both wing-back positions will be at the top of their to-do list.

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Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
3 months ago

So, a person with a functioning brain has stated that Spurs need some better players.

And in other news – war kills innocent people.

Paul
Paul
3 months ago

The wingbacks in this match may have had zero to do with us losing or taking a point,but nothing like a narrative. Key point not seem in the modern game, Fred man marking Son for upwards of 80 minutes. Our senior guys on defense not assigning or some one stepping up to say, you all on your own, I got Ronaldo in the 83rd minute. It is lazy punditry. Analyze the game as it happened to show where they cost us the game. The established facts are, they are not good enough. I saw a post where someone is already blaming Winks for relieving a tired Rodrigo.

Tangangry
Tangangry
3 months ago
Reply to  Paul

I dont agree, our wingbacks probably see more of the ball than anyone else in the side, and so a lack of quality there has a huge impact on our quality overall.

Tangangry
Tangangry
3 months ago

Yeah Nev, along with every other spurs fan too.

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