Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino’s mercenary tactics are the talk of the town.
With the momentum of four consecutive wins, praise is pouring in for changing the ‘Tottenham DNA’. The British ‘Express’ published an article titled ‘Postecoglou has unlocked the secret weapon that Antonio Conte refused to use’ on the 18th (Korean time).
The ‘secret weapon’ is Destiny Udoji (20). But technically, Conte didn’t reject it. Conte, along with former coach Fabio Paratici, took Udoji under his wing last summer.
He kept him for a season. Shortly after joining Tottenham, Udoji was loaned back to Italian Serie A side Udinese. “Postecoglou is being rewarded with Conte’s signing,” said the Express, adding that “Conte could look to Spurs with envy at the influence of Udoji, who joined this summer despite only arriving 12 months ago.바카라
The wing-back position has been an unsolved conundrum under Conte. Pedro Foro and Ivan Perisic were transfused. There were basic options like Emerson Royal, Ben Davies, Sergio Reguillon, Matt Doherty and Ryan Sessegnon, but it was always a struggle.
Udoji has solved that problem in one fell swoop this season – he’s a sensation. He scored three goals and provided four assists in 33 appearances in Serie A last season, making him one of the best left fullbacks in the league.
After warming up, Udoji joined the English Premier League (EPL) this season. No competition. Postecoglou played the four-back card, and he won the left fullback spot.
Udoji has started all five EPL games and has two assists. His goal against Sheffield United on Sept. 16, a 2-1 win that ended in a “miracle come-from-behind” victory, was also a foothold.
Udoji is the ‘new engine’ of Postecoglou’s attacking football. ‘Conte’s reputation for not giving youth stars a chance could mean that Udoh would not have been given much of one even if he had gone straight to Tottenham last year,’ says the Express, adding that ‘Udoh’s attacking ability has already shone through in his first five games and he is quickly building a reputation as one of the most exciting young left-backs in European football’.
Udoji’s transfer fee was just £21 million, and his value is already skyrocketing.