Tottenham will play its first home game against Manchester United (hereinafter referred to as Manchester United) in the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) at 1:30 a.m. Manchester United is a strong team that ranked third last season, and the results of this game can also gauge Tottenham’s performance of the season. It is worth paying attention to whether coach Enje Postecoglou’s offensive football, which raises the line to the extreme, will work against a strong team or whether Son Heung-min (31), who is newly captain, will shake off his slump last season and score his first goal of the season. 온라인카지노
Manchester United has transformed into a team that responds flexibly depending on its opponents as coach Eric Tenhach took the helm last season. In Ajax (the Netherlands), which he was in charge of before, Tenhach played a game in which he played with a thorough short pass from the back. However, in order to cope with the fast tempo of EPL, he also scored points one by one by one by introducing soccer aimed at the opponent’s back space with a long pass. The Tottenham defense’s task is to block Marcus Rashford, the spearhead of Tenhach’s football.
Postecoglou’s hot offensive football will be put to the test in earnest against organized Manchester United. Tottenham left only two center backs under the half-line in the season’s opening game against Brentford on the 13th as an away game, and other players pushed them up to the opponent’s penalty box. Sometimes fullbacks led the attack, standing higher than midfielders. Unlike his predecessor Antonio Conte, his aggressive management gave him the fun of seeing it, but the result was disappointing. After often giving up back space to the opponent and exchanging battles, they tied 2-2 with the ranking (9th) team one step below last season.
The match against Manchester United could be an opportunity to see manager Postecoglou’s ability to manage the crisis. This is because the main center back Christian Romero could be absent due to injury. Romero collapsed after hitting his head during an aerial ball race with his opponent against Brentford and was replaced by another centre-back Davinson Sanchez in the early hours of the first half. Due to the nature of manager Postecoglou’s tactics, the absence of a fast defender like Romero could be a big blow to Tottenham.
The match against Manchester United is also important for Son Heung-min. Son Heung-min will greet home fans with captain’s armband for the first time. Harry Kane, the “soulmate” who had been writing the record for the most joint goals (47 goals) in the EPL, left for Bayern Munich (Germany) and accepted the homework to shake off last season’s sluggishness amid concerns over a power vacuum.
Son Heung-min has been close to the left sideline since the preseason, showing typical wingers’ movements, and he has yet to work smoothly with his new teammates amid the opponent’s intensive checks. Attention is focusing on how Son Heung-min can make a scoring route and hunt for goals at a time when coach Postecoglou has vowed not to change his tactical stance. If Son Heung-min succeeds in scoring his first goal of the new season, it will be tied with Chelsea legend Didier Drogba (104 goals).