“The fans are booing, there’s no team that’s going to take him right now”
The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder also criticized the Frenchman.
Tottenham defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 in the 10th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) at Selhurst Park in London, England, at 4 a.m. ET on Aug. 28. The win extends Tottenham’s unbeaten run to 10 games since the start of the season and keeps them atop the league with 26 points.
Tottenham struggled in the first half. Palace dropped their defense and didn’t allow Spurs any space. James Maddison and then, in the second half, the Spurs had shots on goal, but they were off target. Palace earned four corner kicks but were unable to capitalize. The first half ended goalless.
Tottenham made a substitution at the start of the second half. Ben Davies, who had a disappointing first half, was replaced by Emerson Royal. Spurs took the lead. In the seventh minute of the second half, Pedro Foro found Sarr on the right flank. Sarr’s cross was deflected by the defense, then crossed back to Maddison. Maddison’s cross led to Ward’s own goal.
Tottenham added another goal. The hero was Son Heung-min. In the 66th minute, Sarr crossed the ball in from the back and Johnson headed it back to Maddison on the left flank, who cut it back to Johnson inside the penalty box. Johnson’s pass was met by Son Heung-min, who got a foot on it and rattled the net.
Some familiar faces returned for Tottenham. In the 44th minute, Maddison and Dejan Kluczewski came off and were replaced by Brian Hill and Rodrigo Bentancur. Palace pulled a goal back. In the fourth minute of stoppage time, Aubameyang found the back of the net with a powerful volley from his chest. The game ended with a 2-1 victory for Tottenham.
According to soccer stats outlet CouchScore, in 64 minutes of action, he had 52 touches of the ball, a 74% pass completion rate (20 of 27), one key pass, one shot, two ground balls (10 attempts), and two aerial contests (three attempts). He also attempted two crosses and two dribbles without success. He had a rating of 6.7. It was the lowest among the starters.
British outlet TBR Sports published Jamie O’Hara’s comments on the incident. O’Hara said, “There were boos for him. There is no team that would take him right now. He’s a top player, a global soccer star. He wants to play and he wants to accomplish something on the field,” O’Hara said.
“I think he’s lacking in confidence. Johnson came on and made a difference. In fact, he assisted the second goal. If Johnson can do a little bit of work in the team, he can overtake Hyshalisson in the starting lineup.”
He wore a Tottenham shirt last season. His transfer fee was £60 million. He came to Tottenham with high expectations, but only scored one league goal last season. With Harry Kane’s departure to Bayern Munich this summer, he became the first-choice striker. However, as he struggled to find his feet, Son Heung-min moved up top.
Still, he continues to get chances on the left wing. He cited personal issues as the reason for his slump. Still, it’s a better start than last season. Last season, he scored his first league goal in the 34th round, but this season, it took him until the fifth round.
However, it’s unlikely that he’ll get many chances. Tottenham signed Johnson this summer. Johnson is quick on his feet and aggressively 토토 competes with his opponents. He returned to action against Palace after a brief absence due to injury. Johnson assisted on Son Heung-min’s goal to seal the win. If he continues to perform as well as he has, Johnson will likely lose his spot in the starting lineup.