‘0 shots on target, 0% chance of winning aerial balls’ Hicharisson not smiling after victory…”It’s only a matter of time before I score”

August 21, 2023 | by pondokslot.com

There was no impatience with the goal drought.

Tottenham defeated Manchester United 2-0 in the second round of the 2023-24 English Premier League (EPL) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at 1:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Spurs now have one win and one draw on the trot following a 2-2 draw with Brentford in the opening round.

Once again, the absence of Harry Kane was filled by the youngster. Tottenham lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with the Frenchman up front and Son, James Maddison, and Dejan Kuluczewski supporting the attack.

The first half started with United in control. Alejandro Garnacho’s lively movement on the left caused Tottenham’s defense problems, and Bruno Fernandez’s killer passes into space kept the Spurs backline on their toes. But it didn’t pay off. Shots were either deflected off target or saved by the goalkeeper.

Tottenham tried to turn the tide. In the 24th minute, Son Heung-min broke down the left flank, beat the defense of Ravafal Varane, and played the ball into the middle of the park. His through ball found Kuluczewski, but his shot was high and wide.

Tottenham had their moments. In the 26th minute, Garnacho’s shot struck Romero’s hand. However, a video assistant referee (VAR) review showed no penalty kick (PK) was awarded. Spurs immediately capitalized on the opportunity. It was Madison on the counterattack. He dribbled from the front of his own arc to the halfway line, and immediately sent the ball to the side. Son Heung-min slipped in a fantastic killer pass for Sarr to shoot, but Onana made the save.

Tottenham set the tone perfectly. In the 40th minute, Son broke from the left into the center of the box and cut it to the side. Foro finished with a powerful right-footed shot that hit the post. Sarr’s subsequent cross also hit the post and hit the ground.

In the second half, Tottenham broke United down. Four minutes into the second half, Krzysztof Kuluczewski’s ball was cleared off the line by Lisandro Martinez, only to be slotted home by Sarr. United immediately pushed for an equalizer. Six minutes into the second half, Anthony hit the post with a shot that was saved.

Tottenham drove a wedge into the game. In the 38th minute, Ivan Perisic’s grounded cross was met by Ben Davies, and the ball hit Lissandro’s foot as he tried to clear it, resulting in an own goal. In the end, Tottenham held on for a 2-0 victory and their first win of the season.

There was one player who wasn’t smiling in victory. That would be the Frenchman himself. He started the game and played the full 70 minutes until the 25th minute of the second half, but was unable to find the back of the net. He took 0 shots, touched the ball 28 times, made 1 key pass, won 7 battles (1 successful), and won 5 aerial battles (0 successful).

While he’ll be hard to replace Kane, there are questions about his suitability up front. He arrived in a Tottenham shirt last summer for a whopping £60 million. However, he was heavily criticized for underperforming in comparison to his high price tag. He scored just one goal in the league and was criticized for it.

This didn’t deter him. Speaking to ESPN in Brazil after the game, he was asked if he was feeling the pressure of Kane’s departure, and he replied, “We’ve been training, we’ve been scoring goals in training, we’ve been tuning in. I think it’s only a matter of time before my goals come. I hope the fans will be patient and support me.” 바카라사이트

Earlier in the day, Hischalisson was shown on the telecast to be furious after coming off the bench. “I’m more to blame because I wasn’t given enough balls to shoot. As a striker, I have to receive the ball and be close to the goal. Today I was angry because I didn’t get the ball. It’s not because of substitutions or anything,” he said, adding that he was angry with himself.


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