‘Late replacement + mercenary skill hit’ Master Postekoglu had a plan… “I was sure of 10 minutes of extra time.”

12 minutes of extra time were given in the second half, and coach Enze Postecoglou took this into account and used the substitution card.

Tottenham Hotspur defeated Sheffield United 2-1 in the 5th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 11 pm (Korean time) on the 16th. As a result, Tottenham maintained second place with 4 wins, 1 draw (13 points) along with 4 consecutive wins.

‘Angeball’ showed amazing performance until the 4th round of the PL. Expectations for the 5th round also naturally increased. And we launched the best and most trusted lineup. Captain Son Heung-min, Manor Solomon, James Madison, Dejan Kulusevski, Yves Bissouma, Pape Sar, Destny Udozy, Mickey van der Pen, Christian Romero, Pedro Foro and Guglielmo Vicario formed the starting lineup.토토사이트

Tottenham continued to push and showed their will to score points. However, the shot in front of the goal was not finished well, and the opposing goalkeeper made a save, making it difficult to open the goal. Then, I actually took a hit. In the 29th minute of the second half, a long throw-in was made and Gustavo Hamer was missed. The subsequent shot hit the goal post and was sucked into the goal.

As things got worse, I began to wonder why I didn’t use a replacement card sooner. And only in the 35th minute of the second half did they replace Son Heung-min, Sarr, and Solomon and put Brennan Johnson, Richarlison, and Ivan Perisic on the field.

Coach Postekoglou’s choice was excellent. In the 8th minute of added time in the second half, Perisic took an accurate corner kick. It curled strongly to the near post, and Richarlison hit it with his head, splitting the net. And in the 10th minute of added time in the second half, Kulusevski received a pass from Richarlison and hit the net with a right-footed shot just in front of the goal.

After the game, coach Postekoglou said in a press conference: “Quite a lot happened today. It’s a great ending in terms of what we’re trying to build, both from the football aspect and trying to build mental strength and resilience within the group. “I showed it all today. I hope today will give me even more strength. Every time I face adversity and overcome it, it helps me grow,” he said.

He also explained the late substitution. “We dominated the game, but we just didn’t have enough goals to open the opposition’s goal,” said Postekoglou. “When we were down by one goal, it was a matter of when to make a substitution and I’m sure there will be at least 10 minutes of extra time. “So I thought it was enough time to make a change.”

On this day, the Sheffield players lay down strangely a lot. As a result, the delay was significant, and an extremely long additional time was given according to the revised rules. Coach Postekoglou took that into consideration and made a substitution, and he hit the mark and overcame the crisis.

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