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Exclusive: Graham Roberts drops verdict on Rodon, Sanchez and Alderweireld

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Graham Roberts has hinted that Tottenham should keep both Joe Rodon and Toby Alderweireld, but move on Davinson Sanchez, who he believes is making the same mistakes.

The trio were part of a back four that made a host of defensive errors last season, regularly costing Spurs points late on in Premier League matches.

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Along with Eric Dier, Sanchez was the biggest culprit, with his dreadful showing against Newcastle in April costing him his place in the side for the next seven matches.

Keeping in line with the rest of the campaign, when the Colombian did return against Leicester on the final day, he conceded two penalties, and would have no doubt been thankful that Gareth Bale’s late brace secured a win and European football.

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Meanwhile, Alderweireld was generally steady and often let down by his other defensive partner, whilst Rodon, who’s been in sensational form for Wales at the European Championships, wasn’t given a fair chance – starting just eight league games.

Roberts exclusively told This is Futbol his verdict on the three:

“I think you’ve got Joe Rodon, who I thought has learned a lot, I’m not sure about Sanchez, he’s been here two years and should have learnt by now.

“Toby will still be around, he’s got another two years, so, I think Toby playing with someone quite quick would be decent.”

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