SkySports pundit says he can't believe Tottenham started this player against Sheffield United

Michel Vorm

Paul Robinson of Blackburn Rovers and formerly of Tottenham and Leeds, says he was surprised to see Michel Vorm start against Sheffield United.

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson says he was surprised to see Michel Vorm named in the club's semi-final starting eleven.

Robinson was the starter when Spurs last won the Capital One Cup in 2008, and was a pundit for SkySports' coverage of last night's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg.

Vorm had played all of the previous cup games in the competition, but his selection had come under question due to his game-costing error against Leicester City in the FA Cup at the weekend.

He was given the nod to start in front of usual first choice Hugo Lloris, but was lucky to escape with fumbling a first half cross, with defender Kyle Walker having to clear a goalbound effort off the line.

Robinson told SkySports television: "He is a goalkeeper low on confidence, he's not had a great couple of games.

"I was surprised he was actually playing tonight. Lloris hasn't played in 10 days, it's not like he needs a rest, you want to win, the first choice goalkeeper should play."

While the first half had it's unfortunate moment, Tottenham made it through despite Vorm's shakiness.

The debate will surely continue heading into the final against Chelsea at Wembley, but Mauricio Pochettino's decisions so far suggest the Dutchman will keep his place.

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