Sergio Reguilón: ‘We have to build something … something big’

Tottenham need to organise under Nuno Espírito Santo then ‘explore all the talent we have’, the left-back says

Sergio Reguilón remembers it with perfect clarity. “Like it was yesterday,” the Tottenham left-back says. And for overwhelmingly good reasons. It was August last year, he was at Sevilla and the match – the Europa League quarter-final against Wolves, then managed by Nuno Espírito Santo – would end in a last-gasp 1-0 victory. It was a staging post in Sevilla’s run to the trophy.

But what has also stayed with Reguilón is how they had to suffer; what it was like to face a Nuno team. “They were very strong defensively and it was so difficult because you haven’t got space to play,” he says. “When you have the ball, they are too compact, too aggressive. And with the ball, the transition … they are so dangerous on the counterattack.”

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