Tottenham had an up and down season, thus it should come as no surprise that the performances from many of the positions on the pitch were uneven as well. The left fullback position was a place of strength at times during the season for Tottenham but injuries derailed what started as a strong duo in Ben Davies and Sergio Reguilón.
Strong start for Spurs from the left-backs
Sergio Reguilón did not join Tottenham until September 19, after the season had started. However, the young defender hit the ground running for Tottenham and immediately provided some competition and a legitimate alternative to incumbent left-back Ben Davies.
Reguilón’s first start came just weeks after arriving at Manchester United and he was excellent in the destruction of the Red Devils. By and larger following that match, Reguilón became the starting left-back in the Premier League, with Ben Davies getting time in Europe.
Davies had already played six games for Tottenham before Reguilón arrived so it was good having the additional cover for the Welshman. Davies played every minute of Spur’s European campaign and was the captain on five occasions in the competition.
So vital were Reguilón and Davies early in the season, in the first two Europa League group stage games, Jose Mourinho found a way to play both, with Davies playing center-back with Spurs short on numbers.
As Mourinho moved back and forth between Davies and Reguilón a nice rhythm was developing and both players were contributing. The two had combined for seven assists as the calendar turned to 2021 and things were looking good. However, at some point between the Fulham victory on January 17 and the Liverpool match on January 28, Reguilón was injured and things just fell apart.