Phillips Exclusive: 'Now I can see why' Tottenham £27m man really is 'Exceptional'
Kevin Phillips has heaped praise on Tottenham full-back Sergio Reguilon for his performance against Fulham last night.
The former Sunderland and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, was blown away by the 24-year-old’s “exceptional” assist in the 1-1 draw with Fulham.
Reguilon produced a pinpoint cross for Harry Kane to score the opener on Wednesday night – his fifth assist in all competitions this season.
The left-back has impressed since his £27million arrival from Real Madrid in September and has quickly displaced Ben Davies as Jose Mourinho’s first choice left back.
Phillips said that he now understands why the Spain international was voted the best left back in La Liga last season.
“Exceptional,” he told Football Insider.
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“What impressed me about the assist was his first touch. It was superb. How many times do we see defenders stop the ball dead and then need another touch to knock it out of their feet and cross it? His touch was straight out of his feet, bang, cross.
“You can criticise the defending but sometimes you need to hold your hands up and say, ‘That is a world-class cross.’ It was dying for someone like a Harry Kane to get on the end of.
“He is turning into the player Jose Mourinho wants. He was voted the best left-back in La Liga last season and now I can see why.
“He loves getting forward and creates a lot of opportunities. He was a shining light for Spurs.”