Enze Postecoglou is in a quandary.
Tottenham and Liverpool will face off in the seventh round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) next month at 1:30 a.m. ET at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. Currently, Tottenham (14 points) is in fourth place and Liverpool (16 points) is in second.
The matchup pits two teams that are still unbeaten. The hosts are a completely different team under manager Enze Postecoglou and are unbeaten with a noticeably sharpened spear. At the center of it all is ‘Captain’ Son Heung-min, who scored a multi-goaler in the North London derby.
The same goes for their opponents, Liverpool. After missing out on a UEFA Champions League (UCL) spot, Jürgen Klopp and his players are gnashing their teeth. The Reds are led in scoring by Mohamed Salah, the “Anfield Pharaoh,” who is considered one of the best forwards in the league alongside Son Heung-min.
As the game approached, Postecoglou took part in a press conference. But then came the bad news. According to the BBC, Postecoglou said, “Brennan Johnson will be out. It’s not too serious, but it’s not right for this weekend. Methers (James Maddison) and Son (Heung-min Son) trained today. We’ll have to see how it goes. That’s how we’ve been training for a week,” he said of Johnson’s absence.
Johnson was a promising signing for Tottenham this summer from Nottingham Forest. The Welsh winger came through the Nottingham Forest youth ranks. He proved himself in the 2021-22 season, racking up 27 offensive points (18 goals, 9 assists) in 49 games across the English Football League Championship (EFL Championship, second tier) and promotion playoffs. His versatility, which allows him to play from the second line to the front line, both on the flanks and in the center with his quick feet, was particularly well-received.
Tottenham now have a threatening option. In fact, Johnson’s arrival triggered a “TOP SON” formation with Son Heung-min moving up top. Son has lived up to expectations with a hat-trick against Burnley and a multi-goal performance against Arsenal in 카지노사이트 the North London derby. Now, with Johnson out injured, Spurs have two options. Postecoglou has two options. He can either play Manor Solomon on the flanks and put Son up front, or he can rotate Son to the flanks and pull out the card for Heung-Min Son.