Guglielmo Vicario, the goalie for Tottenham, has received praise from Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher for his outstanding performance against Chelsea.
Vicario’s goalkeeping prowess astounded Carragher, who called him a “revelation” since joining Tottenham.
Tottenham scored twice in the first six minutes of the match, but the goals were disallowed. Tottenham had a great start to the game.
The game changed when Chelsea scored from a penalty kick after Tottenham defender Cristian Romero was sent off for a reckless challenge on Enzo Fernandez.
Two of their best players, Micky van de Ven and James Maddison, then sustained injuries.
And just ten minutes into the second half, Spurs’ night took a turn for the worse when Destiny Udogie received his second yellow of the game, earning him a red card and cutting the team down to nine men.
A surprise move by Ange Postecoglou was a 0-7-1 formation, in which seven players held a very high defensive line.
Guglielmo Vicario’s heroics, which included a number of outstanding saves and clearances, kept Tottenham in the game for the longest period of time despite the barrage of Chelsea attacks.
Towards the end of the game, Chelsea scored three goals in a row to secure a 4-1 victory, ending Ange Postecoglou’s league unbeaten streak.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Carragher also acknowledged that the goalkeeper’s heroics had taken him by surprise.
Vicario gave an extraordinary performance, Carragher emphasized, particularly when it came to his sweeping prowess.
People refer to Guglielmo Vicario as a “sweeper keeper,” but I’ve never seen anything like this! He was truly amazing!
“Since he arrived at Tottenham, he has been an incredible revelation.”
In fact, Vicario has been a great addition to Spurs, giving them a dependable presence in goal.
Huge Micky van de Ven injury update as Tottenham defender ‘spotted’ in training
Current Tottenham injury news, including a fantastic update on Micky van de Ven’s’sighting’ during Spurs practise on Wednesday
After going to his knees and clutching his hamstring during Tottenham’s Premier League match against Chelsea earlier this week, Micky van de Ven was taken out of the game in agony. The Netherlands international and Cristian Romero had a fantastic partnership that was about to fall apart in the upcoming weeks, despite the player’s explosive start to life in north London.
Cole Palmer scored from 12 yards after Romero fouled Enzo Fernandez in the penalty area, just minutes before van de Ven was hurt. Romero received a straight red card for the foul. Thus, after Destiny Udogie was substituted, Eric Dier and Emerson Royal played their first minutes of the season, followed by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Ange Postecoglou gave a less than encouraging update on van de Ven following the game, along with an explanation for why James Maddison was also substituted off in the first half. “Postecoglou stated following the game that it’s too early.”Since it’s a big one for Micky, you would think he’ll be out for a while.
“Maddison received a knock to the ankle. We had already lost one man. At that point, it was reasonable to make a few adjustments.” Even though Maddison was pulled out of the game as a precaution, the way van de Ven pulled up and left the field in tears suggests he won’t be out for a while. On the other hand, a startling photo from Tottenham’s practice could indicate otherwise.
Before Saturday’s Premier League match against Wolves, van van Ven was seen in the gym talking to a worried Son-Heung min. Hotspur Way is in full training mode. Spurs have some hope that van de Ven’s injury is not as serious as initially believed, even though everything indicates that he will be out for a significant amount of time. He can be seen grinning in his full Tottenham training gear via Shutterstock and does not appear to have any strapping on his hamstring.
X (previously Twitter) user @Craig1Osullivan commented on seeing the photo, saying: “No strapping, he’s standing up, he’s got his gym gear on.” Please perform this miracle for me, or I’ll turn religious.” Because of this, a lot of people have started to speculate that it might only be a grade 1 injury—a minor muscle pull or strain that heals in a matter of days.
Pedro Neto of Wolves recently appeared to have suffered a serious hamstring injury, but he has since stated that he will likely only be sidelined for a few weeks. Van de Ven hasn’t made any such public statements, but this training photo gives fans hope that they will see him again before the year is out.
In his pre-Wolves press conference later this week, Postecoglou will almost certainly be pressed for an update on his injury. It has been reported that additional tests and scans were slated for Wednesday in order to evaluate the damage once the swelling had subsided.