Former Tottenham Hotspur star Graham Roberts has told Football FanCast that Jose Mourinho has to stop chopping and changing his defence and begin adding some consistency to his selections.
The club have really struggled this season and are currently seventh in the Premier League table.
The loss to Manchester United at the weekend has left the club six points behind fourth-placed West Ham United and clinging on to any hope of qualifying for the Champions League by their fingertips.
Against United, Eric Dier and Joe Rodon played at centre-back; versus Newcastle United, it was Rodon and Davinson Sanchez, as it was against Aston Villa, while against Arsenal, Mourinho picked Toby Alderweireld to partner Sanchez.
He has also rotated between Matt Doherty, Serge Aurier, and Japhet Tanganga at right-back, and Ben Davies and Sergio Reguilon at left-back, and Roberts believes that such uncertainty is leaving Spurs without a proper defensive understanding.
Speaking exclusively to FFC, he said: “The bottom line of it is that we have to get some consistency. We know the team gets changed every week. And you can’t have an understanding in a team, the goalkeeper doesn’t know who’s in front of him most weeks because it changes every week.
“So how’s he supposed to get an understanding with them? I think that’s been the let-down this year.
“We haven’t had a settled side that we could put out and play every week.”