Football statistics media “OPTA” analyzed on the 13th (Korea Standard Time) how Tottenham, which ranks first in the Premier League (PL) in the 2023-24 season, has improved compared to last season and whether it is really eligible to be considered as a candidate for the league championship.
First of all, Tottenham’s development was remarkable in terms of the former. Even if the soccer pursued by Antonio Conte and the soccer made by Postecoglou were completely different, statistically, there was too much difference.
Tottenham didn’t take the lead last season, but this season it ranks third after Manchester City and Chelsea with a 61.4 percent share. Tottenham ranks first for the most passes in the opponent’s final third region and first for the opponent’s penalty box touch. Most figures have nearly doubled compared to last season.
One-dimensional statistics that are immediately revealed also showed that Postecoglou’s soccer has been successfully established. Tottenham improved in several indicators, including an increase in the number of shots from 13.6 to 19.1 (ranked first overall in the PL), an improvement from 1.84 to 2.25 goals per game, and an increase from 1.52 to 1.89 goals.
Conte took over in the middle of the 2021-22 season, so he had time to dress up his tactics until the 2022-23 season. On the other hand, Coach Postecoglou began to lead the team in June. Conte also received much more financial support.
Many did not expect Tottenham to develop so quickly. “OPTA” said, “It cannot be denied that the changes made by director Postecoglou are surprising. Tottenham’s adaptation to Postecoglou’s soccer was also quite surprising. Tottenham players almost immediately seem to be playing the new style comfortably. “We only played eight games, but the difference (from last season) is too clear,” he said, acknowledging that Postecoglou has successfully changed the team. 온라인경마
Of course Tottenham is not perfect. It should not be forgotten that Guglielmo Vicario saved the team by winning several times, although the number of shots allowed is still high. It must also be improved that the reliance on Son Heung-min and James Medicine is extreme at the end of the attack.