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Sergio Reguilon’s Eventful Debut For Tottenham

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The left-back made his debut for Spurs in the Carabao Cup against Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea - Carabao Cup Fourth Round Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

Sergio Reguilon is technically not on loan, but given that Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse decided that they’ll track his progress every game along with Gareth Bale’s on the loan-tracker, we’ll continue to update you as best we can here.

Normally Reguilon’s performance would’ve been discussed on the podcast, but his performance tonight against Chelsea came after this week’s loan-tracker was released, so it’s worth posting a quick blurb about it here.

Reguilon started on the left side of a 3-5-2, with Serge Aurier playing on the opposite wing. His debut did not start off great, as he lost possession when pressured, then over-committed on a slide tackle which led to Chelsea’s game-opening goal:

The first half of this game was not fun to watch. Chelsea kept most of the ball, but weren’t incisive enough. Tottenham meanwhile, sat deep, and couldn’t get out of their own half. Two tweets from Jonathan Liew and Kiyan Sobhani paint a picture:

But the good news for Tottenham was that they pushed forward in the second half, and the wing-backs started to find space. Reguilon more than made up for his earlier mistake, and grew into an important attacking piece for Jose Mourinho. He provided the assist for Eric Lamela in the 84th minute.

Reguilon did work hard defensively throughout, as is no surprise to anyone:

Tottenham won this game in a penalty shootout to advance to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. Reguilon had a team high 69 touches, had two shots, one key pass, and three completed dribbles.