“The jury’s out on Matt Doherty” claims former Tottenham striker Paul Stewart after disappointing first season at Spurs.
Former Wolves right-back Matt Doherty signed for Tottenham under Jose Mourinho last summer for £15million, but struggled to make a lasting impact in his first season.
The Irish international only featured 17 times in the Premier League during his first campaign for Tottenham and failed to hold down a starting spot.
Many believed that the arrival of his former manager Nuno Espirito Santo at Spurs could revive his form this season. However 22-year-old Japhet Tanganga started over him in the right-back position during their 1-0 win over Man City on Sunday, placing Doherty’s playing time with Spurs in doubt.
Paul Stewart, who spent four seasons with Spurs, exclusively spoke with Read Tottenham, saying: “I think Nuno will still see that he needs to go and get someone [as right-back]. I’m not too sure if he’s at the top of the Premiership quality, and that’s just watching him for Spurs when he did play last season.
“For me, the jury’s out on Doherty, but I think because he has worked for Nuno he will get a chance and he’ll probably be delighted at the appointment.”
According to the Football.London, Spurs are looking to sign a new right-back in this summer’s transfer window.
The club also have the choice of Serge Aurier to fill that position, but the 28-year-old has since fallen out of the starting lineup thanks to Tanganga’s emergence on the right side of defence.