The fact that Tottenham Hotspur was defeated by Chelsea at home in the 11th round of the Premier League may have surprised fans, but it was something that was predicted in advance, because if you look back on the past journey, no Few times “Rooster” has escaped defeat spectacularly due to many different factors.
The “honeymoon” of the Australian strategist and the North London team officially ended after the defeat in the London Derby. Not only that, it also shows that Tottenham Hotspur also has problems that need to be solved even though they have existed for a long time, only temporarily obscured by the taste of victory.
Besides the incredible composure and maturity that Micky van de Ven brings, Cristian Romero’s defense is really problematic. He has many times made disastrous mistakes or committed fouls with the intention of destroying the opponent instead of trying to win back the ball. If the referees were more strict, this certainly wouldn’t be the first time the Argentine defender was sent off the field this season.
Immaturity also came to Destiny Udogie after the tackle on Raheem Sterling led to a second yellow card, leaving Tottenham with only 9 players. This player can absolutely do better instead of trying to commit a foul, making it difficult for the “Rooster” in the remaining time.
And question marks are also left for Ange Postecoglou when he has no intention of changing tactics after Cristian Romero’s red card. Tottenham Hotspur, instead of dropping deep, still raised the squad to play fairly with Chelsea despite the lack of personnel, something that few coaches will do.
The loss to Chelsea didn’t just stop at dropping 3 points at home. The injuries of defenders Micky van de Ven and James Maddison seem relatively serious. Tottenham Hotspur benefits from not having to participate in the European arena and now it is time for them to experience the absence of their pillars.
To be fair, after a disastrous season with only an 8th place finish and the departure of key striker Harry Kane, Surely Tottenham Hotspur fans do not have too many expectations for coach Ange Postecoglou and his team.. The current position on the rankings is beyond imagination for fans.
After the “honeymoon” comes the “honeymoon”, in case Micky van de Ven, James Maddison or Cristian Romero cannot participate, coach Ange Postecoglou is forced to shuffle the squad to find a new winning formula for Tottenham. Hotspur, and can he succeed with less quality names on the bench?
Huy Truong | 15:27 November 7, 2023