Tottenham Hotspur star Sergio Reguilon reveals how he transitioned to left wing-back underneath Antonio Conte
Tottenham Hotspur star Sergio Reguilon has revealed how he has transitioned to turn out to be a left wing-back underneath Antonio Conte. The defender has fared properly in his new position, although, and has seemingly tailored properly to the calls for made by the supervisor.
Being a left-back, one could have thought that Reguilon would have had prior expertise taking part in as a wing-back on the identical facet. Nonetheless, that was not the case, with Conte being the primary supervisor to utilise him in that place. The fullback has definitely tailored to the brand new position, and he has additionally created a wholesome competitors with Ryan Sessegnon earlier than the latter picked up a hamstring damage.
Talking with the membership’s media within the official matchday programme (h/t Soccer.London), the Spanish defender has confirmed that he had by no means performed as a wing-back in his taking part in profession earlier than the Spurs boss’ choice. The defender has added that he additionally wanted to study new avenues the place a wing-back would want to become involved, in contrast to the case with a fullback underneath regular circumstances.
Was the change for the higher?
“I had by no means performed at left-wing again in my life, ever. Antonio knew that, and we spoke about it as a result of I had all the time performed left-back and, in that place, loads of actions, performs within the recreation, you don’t management. After video games although, taking part in and coaching, l constructed an idea in my head of what I must do in that position however, as all the time, it is a course of.”
The 25-year-old has additionally expressed that he wanted a while to adapt and get accustomed to the brand new position. The defender then talked about how he was required to course of all the data that’s essential to play as a wing-back. The previous Actual Madrid man additional conveyed that enhancements have been made with the ample time he has loved underneath the Tottenham coach.
“I didn’t know every part about soccer earlier than shifting into that place and it isn’t a case of say, in two weeks of taking part in within the position, you understand every part about taking part in wing-back. However now, not solely me, however the entire squad has improved underneath Antonio.”
There’s a normal consensus throughout the fashionable soccer world that fullbacks and wingbacks can simply interchange positions with one another. Nonetheless, that will not all the time be the case, as a seamless change would depend on many components.
Maybe one of the best instance could be Matt Doherty’s case, who has struggled to make a mark with us earlier than the Italian supervisor’s arrival. Doherty had impressed as a wing-back at Wolverhampton Wanderers however didn’t showcase the identical promise as a fullback at N17.
As such, Reguilon’s achievement is noteworthy for certain, having impressed us in an unfamiliar place in a short while. To not point out, his performances increase the query of whether or not he was even a fullback within the first place.
Regardless of the breakthroughs, the Premier League ace nonetheless can enhance on his offensive attributes. There have been many instances when he made it into good positions within the assault, solely to waste the ultimate decisive move or shot.
Reguilon can definitely enhance in that regard, however we absolutely count on him to attain that sooner or later. In any case, he has already showcased a knack for moving into such good positions, which in and of itself is a giant factor certainly. Let’s hope to see him develop even additional to make a robust declare for himself with the supervisor.