Bentaleb shouldn’t be starting every match

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Too much, too soon for this Tottenham starlet?

Date: 5th April 2014 at 10:03pm
Written by Chris Knight

Six months ago, football fans would have been forgiven for asking what a Bentaleb was. Almost unheard of before Tim Sherwood's appointment, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is now a permanent fixture in the side. But in his breakthrough season at the club, should the nineteen year old really be the mainstay in a Premier League midfield, especially for a side harbouring European ambitions? In Spurs' latest drubbing against Liverpool at the weekend, Bentaleb was a passenger to events as Coutinho and Luis Suarez were able to dictate proceedings. Selected alongside Gylfi Sigurdsson, with the Icelandic star oddly occupying an unfamiliar deeper role, the youngster was unable to prevent the rampant Merseysiders from putting four past Hugo Lloris. This isn't to take anything anyway from Bentaleb's overall performances this season. Statistics compiled on Who Scored prove that the youngster hasn't been overawed by the demands of the Premier League. With a respectable average rating of ... Read More

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