Talking on the BBC’s Soccer Day by day podcast, former Tottenham defender Stephen Kelly has claimed Spurs have a “enormous” participant who simply does not get sufficient credit score.
Spurs 4-1 Newcastle United
Supervisor Ange Postecoglou will probably be a cheerful man because the Lilywhites lastly returned to successful methods on Sunday. Following a run of 4 defeats in 5 Premier League video games, the north Londoners tasted their first victory since late October with a incredible 4-1 win over high four-chasing Newcastle United.
He is “unlikely” to refuse Tottenham’s proposal.
Future Udogie’s first aim opened the floodgates with under-fire striker Richarlison then grabbing a much-needed brace to place the sport past doubt. Son Heung-min additionally added to his incredible tally this season by a late penalty, earlier than Joelinton’s late comfort for Newcastle.
It is protected to say Tottenham have been again to their imperious attacking greatest on the weekend, and Postecoglou could have simply found his very best workforce with out key trio James Maddison, Micky van de Ven and Rodrigo Bentancur.
When requested about Spurs’ conviction, Postecoglou hailed his Tottenham facet and praised captain Son Heung-min particularly for his unimaginable efficiency general.
“Yeah I assumed we have been higher in that space,” stated Postecoglou on Tottenham’s win over Newcastle (through soccer.london).
“I assumed Sonny actually set the tone for us early on. At any time when he received the ball he was actually constructive with it. That is what you want from management and I believe the remainder of the lads fed off that and we have been much more threatening in that entrance third than now we have been. I assumed we received the objectives we deserved and will have had a pair extra at the least. So yeah actually happy with that side.”
The north Londoners subsequent face off in opposition to struggling Nottingham Forest on Friday, and it is an actual alternative for Postecoglou to steer his facet on a much-needed successful run.
Kelly praises underestimated Pape Sarr
One other noticeable enchancment from current occasions was in centre midfield, as each Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr impressed in entrance of Tottenham’s again 4. The African duo shaped a wonderful partnership earlier this season, however accidents and suspensions during the last month have stored them aside frequently.
In opposition to Newcastle, we noticed each contribute to devastating impact as soon as once more, with former Spurs defender Kelly saying Sarr’s importance is vastly underestimated at Spurs.
“After which Pape Sarr again, individuals underestimate his significance to the facet,” stated the BBC pundit. “However him coming again into the workforce has been enormous for them as a result of he began off the season so properly.”
Pape Sarr’s Premier League statistics (through WhoScored)
Passing accuracy – 89.9%
Photographs per recreation – 1.5
Tackles made per 90 – 1.4
Interceptions per 90 – 0.6
Minutes performed – 917
The 21-year-old struggled for constant alternatives beneath Antonio Conte final time period, however has now change into an everyday and mainstay in Postecoglou’s debut season.
Signed from FC Metz in the summertime of 2021, the Senegal worldwide did not totally make his transfer to Spurs till 2022, having spent the 21/22 marketing campaign again out on mortgage at Metz.