Tottenham news: Ange Postecoglou may need to find a last-minute Yves Bissouma option in the upcoming weeks.
Ange Postecoglou may have the ideal Tottenham answer for both the immediate and long-term Yves Bissouma issue.The Mali international has excelled under the new Spurs manager, masterfully holding down the middle and allowing James Maddison and Pape Matar Sarr to show off their inventiveness and tenacity in the attacking third.
The 26-year-old had a difficult first season under Antonio Conte because of ongoing injury issues, which left him lacking in self-assurance. With Postecoglou in charge, he has undergone a transformation, and he feels like a new signing alongside the additions of Guglielmo Vicario, Micky van de Ven, and Destiny Udogie.
Even though the latter only joined Spurs this season, he can’t truly be considered a new signing because Fabio Paratici arranged the £15 million transfer last season, when he was then loaned back to Udinese.The Italian national team player immediately appears to be a brilliant choice for Spurs and the ideal fit for Postecoglou’s inverted full-back system.
Prior to the Liverpool game, Postecoglou said, “When I got the job, I looked at all the players who were out on loan last year and Destiny was one and I really loved his profile. “Physically, he has exceptional qualities, but he played a different brand of football in that he frequently served as an attacking wing-back.
“As a young man, he had a significant impact in a competitive league. It’s a difficult league, Serie A. He handled himself pretty well, and I could see right away that he wanted to get better every day as soon as we let him in. He possesses exceptional qualities, and despite just being 20 years old, he has already successfully navigated some significant defensive hurdles. He appears thrilling when he advances with the ball. It makes me very happy to having him around.
Udogie is used very differently than an inverted full-back, who is typically used to provide an extra body in midfield to help create half spaces and open avenues for various assaults. The 20-year-old is allowed to advance freely up the pitch, and his propensity for doing so is undoubtedly one of his strongest qualities.