talkSPORT pundit tears into 5 Tottenham stars

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Gabby Agbonlahor believes Antonio Conte should signal a whole new defence as Tottenham Hotspur haven’t any one of many customary he wants on the membership, whereas talking on talkSPORT.

The former Aston Villa striker has issued a scathing evaluation of Conte’s Spurs ranks compared to Chelsea’s. Thomas Tuchel noticed his Blues emerge 3-0 winners on mixture over their London rivals within the Carabao Cup semi-final following two comfy outcomes.

Particularly throughout the first-half, the hole at school was clear to see in Wednesday’s second-leg. Chelsea took the lead and settled the tie when Antonio Rudiger evaded Tottenham’s marking to attain. Timo Werner had additionally spurned an earlier probability to interrupt the impasse.

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Davinson Sanchez’s poor tried clearance fell invitingly to Werner, however the German lifted his shot over the bar. Conte additionally wanted midfielder Giovani Lo Celso to dam Malang Sarr’s try. While Romelu Lukaku and Callum Hudson-Odoi additionally loved sights of aim.

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Agbonlahor points scathing evaluation of Conte’s Tottenham defenders

Conte couldn’t identify arguably his greatest centre-back, Cristian Romero, as he continues his restoration from injury. The Argentine – signed on mortgage from Atalanta in August with a £47m buy clause – has not featured since November.

The Italian as an alternative fielded Emerson Royal, Japhet Tanganga, Ben Davies and Matt Doherty with Sanchez. Despite TEAMtalk reporting Spurs have supplied Tanganga to Wolves as a part of their Adama Traore pursuit. The Athletic additionally cite Doherty as a doable counterpart.

Additionally, whereas Emerson solely arrived in north London final summer season, The Telegraph declare Barcelona are nonetheless in perception that Spurs paid them £26m to convey the Brazilian to England.

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Agbonlahor seemingly agrees, as he believes no supervisor on this planet can get the 5 males Conte fielded in Tottenham’s second-leg defeat to Chelsea to achieve the usual required.

“You look at their defence – five at the back, Doherty, Tanganga, Sanchez, Davies, Emerson Royal – they’re not good enough,” he said.  “They’re not adequate defenders to play the likes of Lukaku, Werner, Hudson-Odoi. Just not adequate, plain and easy.

“It doesn’t matter if you get Pep [Guardiola], Sir Alex [Ferguson], anyone could go in there and would not get any more out of these players. They’re not good enough. If you’ve got your level, you can’t get any better.”

Emerson and Romero had been Tottenham’s newest defensive transfers. They additionally signed Sergio Reguilon, Doherty and Joe Rodon final season. Yet Rodon is one other they supplied to Wolves.

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