Spurs: Ange must release his “scary” gem before Kulusevski

The Tottenham manager could give one of his first-team stars the chance to shine in attack ahead of Dejan Kulusevski.

Tottenham Hotspur can continue their unbeaten start to the new Premier League season this afternoon with another positive result at home to struggling newly promoted Sheffield United.

With the Lilywhites currently riding a three-match winning streak in the top flight before the break for the national team.

A 5-2 win away to Burnley last time out appears to epitomize the good start to life that new manager Ange Postecoglou has enjoyed in the Spurs dugout.

With the 58-year-old subsequently named the division’s Manager of the Month for August. .

The north Londoners’ great efforts were also further recognized when James Maddison, who scored two goals and two assists in just four league appearances this season, succeeded his manager by being named League Player of the Month, with the 26-year-old . .

.old apparently among those destined to face the Blades again from the beginning.

There will be a strong sense of relief for Postecoglou and his colleagues in the news that both Heung-min Son and Cristian Romero will be fit to feature later today, despite the pair having respectively suffered injuries in recent times during their international duty. week or so.

However, the Lilywhites are likely to be without 27-year-old attacking midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, with the Argentine still suffering from a muscle injury, while long-term absentee Rodrigo Bentancur is still working on his return to fitness.

With the rest of the squad largely “fit, good and available” – according to Postecoglou – this should see Brennan Johnson in line for a deadline day debut, with the Wales international just looking on from the recent win at Turf Moor . .

Will Brennan Johnson play against Sheffield United?
Although, as the old cliché goes, no match at the highest level is ever easy.

It could prove to be a good time to start the 22-year-old against a team who have picked up just one point so far this season. , against a team threatened by relegation,

Everton away for the last time. The Nottingham native is a player who “causes so many problems with his pace and vision” –

As journalist Josh Bunting previously praised – and the Bramall Lane side seem to be aware of this as the Spurs newcomer has scored two goals in just five. matches against today’s opponents during his career so far.

Fresh from a 2022/23 season in which the youngster scored eight goals in his debut Premier League campaign.

It will be hoped that it will not be long before Johnson shines with Lilywhite and helps strengthen an attacking unit, which has suffered the loss of the talisman. Harry Kane last month was a blow.

While latest hat-trick hero Son is likely to retain his place in the middle, flanked by Manor Solomon – who recorded two assists against the Clarets – on the left, the new £47.5million signing could well be on the right wing. the space will find a permanent home.

Dejan Kulusevski has started every league match in this wide pack so far this season and scored a goal against Bournemouth in August.

However, the jury is still out on whether the Swede will meet Postecoglou’s demands particularly well. 90min reported earlier this summer that the former Celtic boss was not particularly convinced by the wing wizard.

According to a respected member of the Premier League Panel, playing on the right simply does not “maximize Kulusevski’s ability to strike the ball, carry balls into wide spaces, turn with pressure on his back and weigh [ through] the balloons. in midfield might be a better solution. As for Johnson,

the 6ft 2in superstar – whose potential has been described as “pretty scary” by fellow international Aaron Ramsey – will no doubt be eager to get started in his new surroundings, perhaps having no better time than Postecoglou. to start the litter in the yield compared to today.

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