Paul Robinson is baffled by Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho’s team selection over the past few weeks and claimed “there is no rhyme or reason” to it.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane number one questioned the decision to drop Davinson Sanchez from the squad that lost 3-1 against Manchester United.
Sanchez was replaced by Eric Dier in the starting XI for Sunday’s defeat, with Toby Alderweireld taking the Colombian’s place in the squad.
Mourinho has failed to settle on a centre-half pairing this season, having missed out on signing an elite centre-half in the summer transfer window.
Football Insider understands Mourinho is desperate to sign a top-level centre-back and is personally spearheading a fresh move for Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar after a £25m January deal collapsed at the eleventh hour.
When asked for his thoughts on Mourinho’s decision to reinstate Dier to the starting XI and drop Sanchez, Robinson told Football Insider: “There is no rhyme or reason.
“There is no continuity in his team selection and especially not at centre-half.
“Sanchez has been a regular starter over the past couple of months and then all of a sudden he is not on the bench.
“Alderweireld, who looked to be completely out of the picture was on the bench and Eric Dier, who I do not think it good enough as a centre-half starts alongside Joe Rodon.”
Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona are monitoring Sanchez’s situation in north London with an eye to a summer move.
The centre-half, who has made 31 appearances across all competitions this season, has just over three years left on his contract at Tottenham.