Paul Robinson has revealed he has changed his mind about Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga after initially being unconvinced by him.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Spurs and England keeper admitted he was unsure about the Argentine, 27, when he stepped into the first team this season.
Gazzaniga joined Tottenham from Southampton in the summer of 2017 and spent two seasons as the number three before being promoted in this campaign.
He has taken advantage of a long-term injury to longstanding number one and club captain Hugo Lloris to firmly establish himself in the side.
Asked by Football Insider if he’s changed his mind over any Tottenham player this season, Robinson replied: “Gazzaniga probably, because I looked at the stats, I looked at his record and he’s been generally a number two through his playing career.
“He hasn’t played where he’s been, it’s generally been number 2 or 3. For the length of a career that he’s had, for his age and games-to-age ratio, it doesn’t add up so I was worried whether he could step in and do it on a consistent basis and he’s done that.
“Hugo Lloris is going to be out for a while longer and Gazzaniga, at the moment, he’s looking a safe pair of hands.”
Gazzaniga has started Tottenham’s last 12 matches in all competitions, including last night’s 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich, and made a favourable impression on supporters as well as new manager Jose Mourinho.
He has now played 27 times for Spurs in three seasons at the club, conceding 30 goals and keeping nine clean sheets.
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