A groundbreaking tactical change that fooled everyone

 Not many people would have predicted coach Enze Postekoglou’s selection of players.

Tottenham Hootspur won 2-1 over Liverpool in the 7th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) season held at Tottenham Hootspur Stadium in London, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 1st. 

With the win on this day, Tottenham was placed in second place in the league with 5 wins, 2 draws (17 points), and Liverpool was placed in 4th place in the league with 5 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss (16 points).

Ahead of the game

Tottenham was concerned about whether Son Heung-min and James Madison would play. 

Although both players trained before the game, their physical condition was not 100%. 

With Brennan Johnson confirmed to be out due to injury, and Son Heung-min and Maddison missing, an even more difficult game was expected against Liverpool, which is already very difficult.

Fortunately, Son Heung-min and Madison were included in the starting list. 

Richarlison was brought in to replace Johnson. 

When Richarlison was included in the starting list, everyone predicted that Son Heung-min would be used as a left wing forward and Richarlison would be used as a striker. 

This is because Son Heung-min moved to the left in the game where Richarlison started.

The British ‘Telegraph’ also said, “With Johnson unable to play due to injury, the easiest decision for coach Postekoglou to make is to put Manor Solomon on the left or move Son Heung-min back to the side and move Richarlison to the center.

It would have been an investment,” he explained.

Breaking everyone’s expectations, coach Postekoglou placed Son Heung-min in the center and Richarlison on the left. 

Coach Postecoglou relieved Richarlison, who could not fit into the team’s tactics in the striker position, to the left, thereby relieving the pressure, and at the same time placed Son Heung-min, who has shown insane scoring power, in the center, allowing him to focus only on goals.  카지노사이트랭크

On the one hand, it was a decision that was considerate of Son Heung-min, who was playing through injury.

This choice turned out to be the best decision. In Son Heung-min’s opening goal in the 36th minute of the first half, Richarlison showed good penetration into Liverpool’s side space and helped Son Heung-min score. 

Coach Postekoglou’s foresight worked out well, as Richarlison, apart from his threatening performance, had problems with his goal-scoring ability in this game as well.

‘Telegraph’ also praised Coach Postekoglou’s irregular selection. 

Richarlison was a player who came back after admitting he would seek psychological help.

He was reborn, scoring against Sheffield United in his last two home games and providing an assist against Liverpool.

Son Heung-min, who also scored twice against Arsenal, “I scored six goals this season and am enjoying the added responsibility of being captain,” he said.

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