Sergio Reguilon makes his debut for Tottenham Hotspur. The first match was somewhat mixed for the Spanish footballer. Reguilon is one of Tottenham’s purchases this summer. He was brought in from Real Madrid with a tag of 30 million pounds and is projected to fill the left–back post of The Lilywhites.
However, Reguilon’s debut together with Tottenham took place in the fourth round of the Premier League Cup, Wednesday (30/9/2020) early morning WIB, when entertaining Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Previously Reguilon was still absent in the previous three matches, namely against Southampton and Newcastle United, as well as one match in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.
Reguilon’s burden is fairly heavy in his inaugural match, considering that Chelsea are opponents and Tottenham have many coating players. The reason is, Tottenham have been waiting for the Europa League play–off against Maccabi Haifa in two days.
Moreover, Reguilon is played on the left wing–back in a 3–5–2 formation, which is not his favorite post. That concern was proven when Reguilon slipped while closing Cesar Azpilicueta’s movement in the 19th minute. Azpilicueta easily sent a cross which Timo Werner continued to score and gave Chelsea a 1–0 lead.
But, after that, Reguilon showed his capacity as a defender who last season won the Europa League with Sevilla. In the 42nd minute, Reguilon in the Chelsea area quickly catches up to Callum Hudson–Odoi and takes the ball.
Reguilon’s best action was of course when he sent a cross in the 84th minute from the left, and was greeted by Erik Lamela’s flick at the far post which made the score 1–1. Before releasing a cross, Reguilon first outwitted an opposing defender.
Tottenham finally advanced to the quarter–finals after winning 5–4 on penalties and so Jose Mourinho’s first victory over Lampard.