A captive who was forced to shine amidst a sluggish offensive line

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asked Dec 8, 2023 in H&E by indiaoutlook (440 points)

Pedro Foro is playing aggressively amidst the offensive line's slump. 사설토토

Tottenham Hotspur, who played the 15th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, at 5 am (Korean time) on the 8th, lost 1-2 to West Ham United. Tottenham failed to add any points and remained in 5th place in the league (27 points).

Once again, lack of decision-making led to defeat. Although Tottenham pushed the opponent throughout the first half, Christian Romero only scored one goal in the 11th minute of the first half, and was unable to stop West Ham's sharp counterattack in the second half, conceding consecutive goals to Jared Bowen in the 7th minute of the second half and to James Ward-Prowse in the 29th minute of the second half. It collapsed.

Tottenham was not a team with bad offense this season. Son Heung-min, who moved to striker, scored 9 goals in the league, competing fiercely for the top scorer with Erling Haaland (14 goals), Mohamed Salah (10 goals), Bowen (9 goals), Hwang Hee-chan, and Ollie Watkins (8 goals). there is. With Dejan Kulusevski scoring 4 goals and James Madison scoring 3 goals, it was difficult to say that other players' scoring ability was bad.

However, the attacking team's decisiveness has always been a concern for Tottenham. The reason why Son Heung-min changed his role to a front-line striker was because of Harry Kane's absence and Richarlison's poor performance. Of the 10 games in which Tottenham scored multiple goals, there were only 3 games in which two or more attackers scored.

In the meantime, Tottenham was able to maintain its top spot in the league thanks to the performance of players in other positions. In particular, Maddison and Giovanni Lo Celso, who played as central attacking midfielders, scored whenever it was important, and Romero also scored a great goal from a set piece with his excellent head.

The ability of prisoners to produce help cannot be overlooked. Poro is showing off his outstanding performance by recording 3 assists in the last 4 games based on his accurate kicks. On this day, Romero's first goal came from Foro's elaborate corner kick. In the previous game against Aston Villa, he assisted Giovanni Lo Celso's goal with a corner kick, and in the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, he scored Brennan Johnson's Tottenham debut goal with a sharp low cross.

Since joining Tottenham, he has already accumulated double-digit attack points. Soccer statistics media 'Opta' announced that Poro has scored 3 goals and 7 assists since February when he debuted at Tottenham, accumulating 10 attack points. This was the second most attack points among defenders during the same period, following Trent Alexander-Arnold (13 attack points).

Foro has been playing as an inverted fullback under coach Enzi Postekoglou this season and is showing excellent performance. Although his performance has faded due to the team's sluggish performance, if he continues to perform the same way as he does now, he will be able to lead Tottenham's rebound.

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