Ian Wright has admitted on the Wrighty’s House podcast that he is not convinced that Tottenham Hotspur defenders Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld are good enough.
Wright has been hugely impressed by the influence that Jose Mourinho has had at Spurs, and he feels that they have improved.
However, the former Arsenal forward still has some concerns about Tottenham defensively.
“As hard as it is for some people to give that man [Mourinho] some credit, he’s starting to get it now,” Wright said.
“I think that Tottenham fans and the players are starting to see it.
“In respects to the defence, with Sanchez and Alderweireld – are they good enough, I’m not sure.
“But the way Kane, Son, Hojbjerg, Reguilon are playing, it’s starting to happen for Spurs. Something’s happening.”
Wright’s worries about Sanchez certainly appear to be shared by Mourinho, as the Colombian has barely featured recently.
Even Joe Rodon has been selected ahead of Sanchez in recent games, with the 24-year-old falling right down the pecking order.
Alderweireld has been a regular starter for Spurs this season though, and seems to have established himself as part of Mourinho’s favoured defensive pairing, alongside Eric Dier.
Alderweireld could be tested at the weekend, as Tottenham come up against the ever-dangerous Manchester City.
Wrighty’s House is the latest podcast from The Ringer with host Ian Wright with new episodes every Wednesday. The podcast will be available exclusively on Spotify. You can listen here.