Paul Robinson vented his frustration over Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino opting to leave Toby Alderweireld on the bench in the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Saturday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Spurs No.1 revealed he just didn’t understand why Alderweireld wasn’t utilised against the Blades as due to his passing range he would have made a difference.
The Belgian centre-back had previously played every minute of Spurs’ Premier League campaign ahead of Saturday’s clash and had racked up one assist in the process.
Robinson shared that he thought Alderweireld would have been able to make a difference against Chris Wilder’s side as given his knack for playing accurate long balls then he would have given his opponents something else to think about and he would have created space for his teammates.
“I just don’t understand why Alderweireld was left on the bench,” Robinson told Football Insider.
“Because when a team press you that high, someone with his passing range who can play long balls, it gives the team you’re playing against something else to think about.
“As soon as he plays a range of diagonal passes, the other team drop off which gives you the space needed.”
The 30-year-old has been with Spurs since 2015 after joining from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid and has made a total of 172 appearances for the club.
However, Alderweireld’s current Spurs contract doesn’t have long left to run as it’s due to expire at the end of the season.
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