Tottenham star Rodrigo Bentancur has been hailed for his performances in a Lilywhites jersey as Sky reporter Michael Bridge shares his unseen ‘quality’.
The Lowdown: Cheap as chips…
The Uruguay international has proved a real bargain since his £20 million move from Juventus at the start of this year.
Bentancur has evolved into a midfield mainstay alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg with both men starting nearly every week in manager Antonio Conte’s preferred 3-4-3 formation.
The South American and Hojbjerg played a key role in Spurs’ qualification for the Premier League top four last season and have continued to be imperative this campaign.
The Latest: Bridge raves over Bentancur…
Speaking in an interview, the journalist says Tottenham’s winter signing differs to Hojbjerg for one key reason.
Bridge explains that, while the Dane is ‘everywhere’, Bentancur’s contribution is the element of surprise.
He stated to GiveMeSport:
“I’m a fan, I’m a big fan, where you’ve got Hojbjerg, who is literally everywhere and will run around everywhere and you will see him run around, the quality of Bentancur is that you just don’t see him, he just gets the ball and you think, where’s he come from? His brain is everywhere, whereas Hojbjerg’s engine is everywhere, Bentancur’s brain is everywhere.”
The Verdict: Promising partnership…
Already, both Bentancur and Hojbjerg have been revered for their understanding and formidable partnership in front of Tottenham’s back four.
If the Lilywhites are to seal Champions League qualification again, the Spurs duo will need to remain fit and available, with the likes of Yves Bissouma and Oliver Skipp kept out largely thanks in part to their fine form.
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