Jamie Redknapp said Tottenham Hotspur missed out on Rodrigo Bentancur as they lost 2-0 to Arsenal at home.
the £73,000 per week The midfielder has yet to recover from his spell on the sidelines due to injury, which means he has been deemed unavailable for the North London derby.
And, as Jamie Redknapp suggested, Tottenham lacked any semblance of creativity due to Rodrygo Bentancur being sidelined against Arsenal.
For the uninitiated, one could hardly have expected the defensive double of Bab Matar Sarr and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to conjure up a moment of magic out of nowhere against Mikel Arteta’s side.
In the end, the onus seemed to fall on one of Dejan Kulusevki’s many passes into the penalty area to lead Antonio Conte’s side to a goal.
This season in particular, Rodrigo Bentancur has brought a lot to the table, in terms of his ability to carry the ball, his passing passes and his knack for a great goal. Qualities that would have benefited Tottenham against Arsenal, says Jamie Redknapp.
However, the hosts’ performance, or lack thereof in some respects, is without the ex-Juventus player telling us.
Jamie Redknapp said Tottenham lost Rodrigo Bentancur against Arsenal
on me Sky SportsJamie Redknapp said Tottenham Hotspur looked completely devoid of creativity, with Rodrigo Bentacur failing to feature in the side due to injury against Arsenal.
“he [Rodrigo Bentacur] Is this player. It’s a big blow for Tottenham not to play at the moment.”
“He was injured during the World Cup and you see the difference when he plays. Since he has been out of the team, there has been a huge turnaround,” Jamie Redknapp said of Rodrigo Bentacur after Arsenal’s win over Tottenham.
When asked if Spurs were having a hard time keeping things going on the ball without the 25-year-old, the pundit replied, “Big, because he takes the ball in tight spots, he can drive with it.”
He adds a goal-scoring threat too, it’s great not to have him in the squad. You have two players who are very similar, [Pape Matar] walked f [Pierre-Emile] Hojbjerg, you need that part of the class.”
“That’s what they don’t get when he’s not playing. [Dejan] Kulusevski is still completely disqualified because they are injured and miss Bentancourt.”
Ultimately, Jamie Redknapp is spot on about how much Spurs seemed to miss Rodrigo Bentancur, as they suffered another disappointing defeat to Arsenal.
In other news, confirmed: Conte takes on Yves Bissouma as Tottenham and Arsenal lineups emerge
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