Paul Robinson was amazed by the performance Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga was able to put in against Liverpool on Sunday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Spurs No.1 admitted that there were questions marks over Gazzaniga because he hasn’t played much football but claimed the 27-year-old silenced any doubts against the Reds.
Gazzaniga was making only his 18th appearance for Spurs’ first-team on Sunday despite joining the club from Southampton in 2017.
Robinson revealed he has never doubted the shot-stopper’s quality but shared that he previously was unsure whether Gazzaniga could impress on a regular basis.
When asked if Gazzaniga put in a Man of the Match display against Liverpool, Robinson told Football Insider: “I thought he was outstanding to be fair to him because he is a goalkeeper who hasn’t played much football because he has generally been a No.2/No.3 and that’s what Pochettino bought him to be from Southampton.
“I know he is quality, I know he is a good goalkeeper but the only question marks I had about him, was could he sustain his performances over a long period of time as he hasn’t played that much football.
“He’s got one-cap for Argentina and very few club appearances, so the big test for him, is he able to do it on a regular basis? He showed at Anfield he can.
“I thought his distribution was excellent, shot-stopping was excellent and y’know he’s probably trying to give the manager a headache with Hugo Lloris not in great form before he got injured.”
Gazzaniga has played six times across all competitions for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season and has conceded seven goals as well as registered two clean sheets in his outings.
The 27-year-old is currently filling in for Spurs’ first-choice keeper Hugo Lloris who the club previously confirmed wasn’t expected to return to training in 2019 after dislocating his elbow against Brighton.