Spurs boss Mourinho urged to sell ‘shambolic’ defensive duo

Date published: Monday 22nd February 2021 2:30 - James Holland

Eric Dier Spurs

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has been urged to sell ‘shambolic’ defensive duo Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier.

The centre-backs played poorly in yesterday’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham.

Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard scored to give Spurs their eighth league defeat of the season.

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Mourinho has relied on Sanchez and Dier in recent matches, but the pair have produced plenty of sub-par performances.

Reacting to the match, former Spurs player Jamie O’Hara told talkSPORT: “It’s getting embarrassing. We should be turning West Ham over.

“I don’t think we’re going to win anything this season.

“I look at the team and the back-four is just an absolute shambles. I don’t know why Jose keeps playing Sanchez and Dier because it’s probably one of the worst partnerships in the Premier League.

“[Japhet] Tanganga plays right-back, but he takes him off and puts [Matt] Doherty there, he’s played [Moussa] Sissoko at right-back, [Serge] Aurier, he just doesn’t know the team.

“The only player you’d say deserves to play in that back-four is [Sergio] Reguilon.”

When asked what Spurs should do with Dier and Sanchez, O’Hara continued: “Get rid of them. Dier is an alright player but as a centre-half he just looks lost around the box.

“In my opinion he needs to be dropped. I think we’re in a crisis in terms of the players aren’t good enough.”

Spurs are now nine points off the Champions League places. It’s been a torrid couple of months for the North London side considering they were top of the table in December.

They’ve lost to Brighton, Chelsea and Everton in recent weeks.

The 3-0 dismantling by Man City demonstrated how far Spurs are from being title challengers.

Mourinho will be hoping for a reaction from his team in their next match. They face Wolfsberger AC in the Europa League on Wednesday.

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