Opinion: Spurs new boy a massive miss as West Ham clash approaches

Tottenham Hotspur are back in Premier League action against West Ham United on Sunday, with the visitors needing points against their rivals at the London Stadium.

Spurs’ recent run of domestic form has been poor, with defensive frailties firmly on show in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City last weekend.

Looking at the personnel currently available to Jose Mourinho, it is clear that Tottenham are really missing the energy and quality of Sergio Reguilon.

The Spanish left-back has made a positive start to life at Spurs after a big-money summer move to London from Real Madrid and has added a real attacking threat to the side.

However, his searing pace and reading of the game have also been major assets for Tottenham defensively – something the team are missing currently.

Reguilon is currently injured but Mourinho has hinted that he is on the verge of a potential return – although this weekend’s game against West Ham may come too soon for the Spain international.

Ben Davies is a loyal and hard-working player, but Tottenham are worse-off as a starting XI with the Welshman in it.

Here’s hoping that Reguilon can get himself fit, and soon – if he does, the Spaniard can play a big part in Tottenham getting back to winning ways.