In the wake of Saturday’s Premier League victory for Tottenham Hotspur over Liverpool, former defender Stephen Warnock was all praise for Destiny Udogie.
While appearing on Sky Sports News’ The Football Show, Warnock expressed his amazement at the former Udinese full-back’s impressive display against the Reds.
In the course of the game, Liverpool received two red cards: Curtis Jones was dismissed for a challenge on Yves Bissouma in the first half and Diogo Jota was dismissed for two fouls on Udogie in the second.
After a contentious VAR decision cost Jurgen Klopp’s team the game’s first goal, Son Heung-min gave the North London team the lead in the 36th minute.
Cody Gakpo’s equalizer right before halftime allowed the Reds to claw their way back into the game.
But because they only had nine players, Liverpool was forced to play with a back five and three in the middle of the field. Joel Matip’s own goal handed the Lilywhites the victory in the end.
Udogie was an incredible find for Tottenham
Warnock, who has played for teams like Liverpool, Aston Villa, and Derby County, is one of many people who have been impressed with Udogie. But Udogie as well, Udogie my word, what a find he is as well, he added regarding the 20-year-old.
I was not surprised by how energetic he came off. He was playing center forward for the majority of the game, and as I watched him, I thought, “He cannot keep making these runs.”
You’re a left back, so I guess I should go put my boots back on, I’m thinking. He is playing fantastic football for them.
Udogie was a constant threat down the left side, and in the final third, he gave Joe Gomez a run for his money with his unpredictable movement, whether inside or out wide.
The Italian, who spent last season on loan at Udinese, has been excellent since joining Tottenham this summer. It has taken him almost no time to adapt to Ange Postecoglou’s system.
Since Danny Rose departed Tottenham, the left-back position has lacked talent, and players like Ben Davies and Ryan Sessegnon have tried their best to fill the gap. Udogie, however, appears to be the North London team’s chance at a superstar at last.