Brennan Johnson completed a £45 million transfer to Tottenham before Friday’s transfer deadline, and Ange Postecoglou thinks he can advance.
Harry Kane, a 22-year-old Wales international who scored eight goals and gave three assists to help Nottingham Forest avoid relegation last season, was acquired by Tottenham from Bayern Munich for a portion of the money.
Johnson was not registered in time to play in the 5-2 thrashing of Burnley on Saturday at Turf Moor, but his addition should provide Tottenham, who were energized by Son Heung-min’s hat-trick and had more chances to score in a thrilling attacking performance.
He’s just another talented young athlete. He is a genuine threat in the front third, different from what we currently have, youthful, and ambitious, according to Postecoglou. It’s no secret that she serves as my role model.
“It’s about the person just as much as the footballer, and based on the way he looks, he will fit in incredibly well with this bunch. He has a lot of drive and ambition and wants to step up his performance.
With his technical and physical abilities, he should blend in perfectly.
For Tottenham, who spent more than £200 million to revamp the team in Postecoglou’s way, Johnson was the ninth acquisition of a busy transfer window.
However, the Australian claimed that it was just the beginning and that he still has more market research to conduct in upcoming windows.
“When you look at the team we have now, we virtually changed half the starting line up, the way we train, and the way we coach,” he claimed. “There was never going to be a single window rebuilt.”
Lyle Foster’s early goal had put Burnley ahead of Tottenham, but Son’s goal in the 16th minute pulled them even. From there, they mercilessly punished Burnley’s defensive errors as Cristian Romero scored twice in the first half’s last seconds and James Maddison added a third goal early in the second.
Josh Brownhill scored a consolation goal for the Clarets in stoppage time after Son had scored twice in four minutes shortly after the hour to complete his hat trick.
Burnley has now lost three games in a row at home to start its reintegration into the top division, giving up 11 goals in losses to Manchester City, Aston Villa, and Spurs.
Vincent Kompany will now utilize the current international break to analyze what went wrong for his team, but he is still certain that their strategies will be successful.
The four-time Premier League champion stated, “I’ve not just been a good leader or captain because of the good times.
Then, it is simple to be a good captain or leader; this is when I am most certain of what you need to do to improve. Analyze what needs to improve, then choose the appropriate course of action.
We will use every effort to avoid losing, but it is in these situations that the character of your squad is revealed.