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Sergio Reguilon reacts to Roy Keane calling Spurs’ players ‘average’ in heated argument with Jamie Redknapp


The Manchester United legend was scathing about Tottenham’s squad (Pictures: Getty / Sky Sports)

Sergio Reguilon has reacted to Roy Keane’s astonishing row with Jamie Redknapp in which he branded Tottenham’s players ‘average’ and gave a withering assessment of the left-back.

Prior to Spurs’ comprehensive 4-0 victory over Burnley on Sunday, Sky Sports pundits Keane and Redknapp were involved in a furious on-air back-and-forth as they argued over the quality of the current Tottenham squad.

The former Manchester United midfielder suggested that, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son apart, the rest of the squad were not of the required standard to challenge for a place in the top four.

Reguilon helped Spurs on their way to a 4-0 win over Burnley (Picture: Getty Images)

When Redknapp listed Spain international Reguilon as a ‘quality’ player who undermined Keane’s argument, the Irishman doubled down and questioned why Real Madrid let him go.

‘Jamie is making the point that they’ve got a lot of international players. If you trap the ball now you’re going to play for your country,’ ranted Keane on Sky Sports.

‘Everybody plays for their country! If you don’t play for your country you are a bad player! So that doesn’t guarantee anything.’

Redknapp argued back: ‘I tell you what, Reguilon is as good a left-back as there is in the country so I think you’ve got that one wrong, I think he’s a class player.’

Keane interrupted, saying: ‘That’s why Real Madrid let him go. Why do you think Real Madrid let him go?’

An increasingly annoyed Redknapp responded: ‘Does that matter? So because Real Madrid let him go that doesn’t make him a good player?’

Keane hit back: ‘But how much did they let him go for? How much did they let him go for? It’s not as if [Spurs] paid £60m or 70m for him.’

Redknapp did eventually manage to get Keane to admit he might have been a bit over the top in his criticism, with the United legend finally conceding: ‘He’s a good player. No, he is a good player.’

At this point Redknapp was told to ‘take a breath’ by presenter Dave Jones as things risked getting too heated, with Keane digging out another summer signing, Matt Doherty.

Tottenham responded in the best possible fashion to Keane’s comments, swatting aside Burnley, and Reguilon seemed to enjoy re-watching the fiery debate afterwards.

The Real Madrid left-back took to Twitter and replied to a video post of the argument with a popular gif of Michael Jackson eating popcorn – not dissimilarly to how Keane was made to eat his words.

Tottenham signed Reguilon for around £28million last summer – not long after he had won the Europa League with Sevilla – and Real retain a buy-back clause until 2022 that allows them to re-sign the defender for a fee of around £40m.


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