Reguilon explains ‘surprise’ at Spurs move; reveals crucial Mourinho role

Date published: Thursday 22nd October 2020 5:23

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Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilon admits that every aspect of his move to Tottenham from Real Madrid has “surprised” him so far.

The Spaniard signed for Spurs in the recent transfer window and has made an instant impression.

Indeed he has assisted two goals in four appearances to date, including a delightful cross to set up Harry Kane in last Sunday’s 3-3 draw with West Ham.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the 23-year-old revealed how boss Jose Mourinho‘s status in the game convinced him to move.

“He is a world-class manager and he was very important in my decision to come,” Reguilon said of his new manager.

“There was a broad market but as soon as I heard of Tottenham’s interest, it was simple.

“It was a big deal to leave my country, my league and my family, but it has worked out well.”

Reguilon added that the club’s state-of-the-art stadium is among the aspects of the club to have surprised him.

“Since I arrived here, the truth is the club has surprised me in a very good way,” he added.

“The training facilities, my team-mates, everything. The stadium is insane. I have really enjoyed it so far.”


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Reguilon settling in well at Spurs

 

 

The left-back also spoke about how his new teammates have welcomed him to north London with open arms.

Indeed Gareth Bale – who moved to Spurs alongside Reguilon – has proved especially helpful.

“I spoke with Bale when I was in Madrid,” the full-back added.

“He told me what it was like at Tottenham. It was helpful for me to come here with someone who was already a teammate. I could ask him things, like how certain things were going to work.

“The truth is he helped me a lot and so have the others. Since the first day, all my team-mates have welcomed me very nicely. They are always coming to me asking if there’s anything I need, or if there’s anything they can do, and they have helped me on the pitch too.

“Bit by bit, I am getting to know them more as people, not just as players I know from the PlayStation or the television.

“Now, they are all in contact with me and I know them better. That really helps.”

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