Tottenham Hotspur’s defense continues to be a horror show in preseason. Calls have been made to bring in a youngster from Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga.
Tottenham started their preseason in Australia. They played their first game against West Ham United in Perth, Australia, on April 18. The result was a 2-3 defeat, with goals from Danny Ings and Devin Mubama in the first half alone. Conceding set pieces proved to be fatal. 스포츠토토
In the second half, the team made a number of changes and goals from Giovanni Rosselso and Desniti Udoji brought the score to 2-2, but they immediately conceded to Gianluca Scamacca. Son Heung-min was absent.
The central defense in the first half was Cristian Romero and Japhet Tanganga. In the second half, Davinson Sanchez, Ben Davies, and Udoji came on to defend, but the defensive deficiencies were evident in the way they conceded the goal and in the way they allowed West Ham to threaten.
Even if manager Enze Postecoglou’s offense-oriented strategy has been successful, it has left a lot to be desired. ‘Three players would have to leave Tottenham to sign Mickey van der Vaart (Wolfsburg),’ said Football London, a British internet newspaper specializing in soccer.
‘Romero looked confident (in his form),’ the publication said. Tanganga, on the other hand, looked nervous and lost the ball frequently. ‘Sanchez and De Gea had decent performances in the second half, but the defense needs to be reinforced,’ it added.
Alongside van der Penn, Edmond Topsova (Leverkusen) is also reportedly on Spurs’ radar. The pair could cost up to £65 million, according to reports.
Both players are said to be excellent in the air and have pace, making them ideal additions to a fragile Tottenham defense. However, it will depend on how quickly chairman Daniel Levy is willing to spend the money and make offers. Aside from Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle United are also reportedly in the running for van der Penne.
‘Spurs are looking at teams for Tanganga, Sanchez and Joe Roden,’ the source said. If all three are unavailable, van der Penn is a priority. Only after those three are out of the picture will he be available,” suggesting that a quick defense overhaul is likely to happen sooner rather than later.