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Name Paul Robinson
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
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Org England National Team
Club as Player Leeds United
  Tottenham Spurs
  Blackburn Hovers
  Burnley FC

2019 11 03 Retrieve

[Paul Robinson believes Jordan Pickford is still Gareth Southgate’s number one keeper, despite acknowledging his drop-off in performance] Yes, he is [England’s No.1], definitely. I don’t think he’s playing the best that he’s ever played, clearly I don’t think he’s at the top of his game because he’s set himself such a high bar. I think he made an error in the Merseyside derby in November, and I think that impacted him a little bit. It was the first time he’d made a high-profile error, where people have actually started scrutinising him and are now watching him

A goalkeeper is all about confidence. When you make a mistake, or you have criticism levelled at you, you’ve got to be very strong. Little things, like someone saying something when you go behind the goal to pick up the ball, it makes you question yourself. I genuinely think he’s England’s No.1 goalkeeper at the moment. Is he the best in the Premier League? There are probably a few goalkeepers in better form than him at the moment. But is he England’s No.1 for the next internationals? Absolutely, yes he is. He’s earned that right

2020 04 28 Retrieve

[Paul Robinson says Spurs need Umtiti if Vertonghen is leaving] Umtiti is what they need. Vertonghen has not been himself. Whether it has been the contract, but it looks like he has always had it in mind to leave. He has looked disheartened at times, you could see it in his body language. He has not been himself. Someone like Umtiti, who is only 26, would be ideal if Vertonghen is leaving. If he does leave it is a position they will have to look at. I suspect they will strengthen with more than one but Umtiti fits the bill. He would be a great signing

2020 05 25 Retrieve

[Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson says the club can still bring Philippe Coutinho to London] The market will take a hit but there will still be movement of players. I can still see the Coutinho deal being done. Bayern have not taken the option and he has clearly not been part of Barcelona’s plans for a while now and I can see a move back to the Premier League happening. I think he would be a great signing for Spurs. I do not think he has settled since leaving the country and he is clearly a player that suits the Premier League. The league is stronger with him in it, certainly

2020 06 01 Retrieve

[Paul Robinson says Joshua King has enough quality to fit into one of the top-four squads] I played with Josh King at Blackburn and he has developed hugely as a player. He came as a wide player after a very good academy upbringing. He was a talented player but he was not the finished article. I think he has got better and he now prefers to play down the middle. He has grown in stature and increased his physique. His speed used to be his real asset but now he has got end product as well. I can certainly see him fitting into one of the top four’s squads. If Harry Kane is fit, he plays, but he has not played a full season in years. He (King) is guaranteed games even if he is not a starter

2020 06 08 Retrieve

[According to Paul Robinson, Jose Mourinho must manage Harry Kane’s return to the pitch carefully who says the Tottenham striker can’t be expected to play three games a week] You have to worry whether Harry Kane can play two or three games a week, whether he can play 90 minutes on a Saturday and then have to wait again for the following Saturday to play another 90 minutes. It will be all about how Jose (Mourinho) manages the situation because you can’t expect a player whose been out after that length of time to be able to come back and play three games a week with all the demands Premier League football puts on you. Managers are going to have to be very aware and conscious as to how they man-manage their players fitness, injuries and squad rotation. Squad rotation, in particular, is going to be huge in the next three or four weeks with the amount of games - training is going to be minimal so it’s going to be all about preparation and recovery

2020 07 18 Retrieve

[Leeds United promoted to Premier League] It has been long awaited and very long overdue. When I played that last game in 2004 - 16 years ago almost to the day - you never envisaged that Leeds United would be out of the top flight for so long and even drop into the third tier of English football. It is a fantastic achievement from what Marcelo Bielsa inherited two-and-a-half years ago. A team that [then] finished 13th in the Championship to now automatic promotion to the Premier League. A one-club city