All that said, Son and Kane’s class is still the most likely factor in deciding this match, and while they probably expected to face three center-backs, they are probably eager to intimidate two. Wolves don’t have a particular antidote to that, because they only have two central midfielders and neither of them likes that guy, but if Spurs allow them most of the possession, they could keep the ball closer to the other end.
Hope to see how Podence does today. He looks like a really good player, full of confidence, attitude and buzz, and I think all three Spurs centers might find him hard to find. Likewise, I’m excited to see Adama Traore try Sergio Reguilon, who could match him on pace, but will have to think of something when they are involved in a physical fight.
I would love to know what Mourinho thinks Spurs can do this season and how he thinks he can achieve it. He envisions himself to win the League Cup, if he can, that will satisfy most of Spurs’ support, but overall it seemed a lie that he thought the title was on the line as well. And it is, but surely not for a team that lags behind in every game, inviting pressure on an incomplete defense.
This should be a more entertaining match than you feared. With that XI, the Wolves have no choice but to pick up the pace, and Traore and Podence, in particular, have the knack of finding space between wings and centers. The Spurs will still be heavy, but hopefully we will get a clash of styles, which will make it something nice.
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As for the Spurs, they move to five behind, maybe Mourinho wanted to take on the Wolves and then back up their best players. Then bring Sanchez, with Alderweireld falling to the bank, and Davies; Outside of them, Aurier is punished for his misconduct at Leicester and replaced by Doherty, returning to his old club. Otherwise, Sissoko retires from a midfield that will lose to Lo Celso for the entire holiday period, with Winks coming in, which means there isn’t much creativity here. However, given the Wolves’ lineup, there should be cheer on the counter.
So what does all this mean? Well the Wolves have been struggling with things recently, forcing Nuno to try things out of his usual three in the back. But tonight, he has no choice because Willy Bly is out of shape, so he opts for the fourth plane, leaving Kilman out and bringing Marcal in for Ait-Nouri on the left back. This allows him to field an additional attacker, so in addition to Traore replacing Otasowie, Silva also acts as a focal point, meaning that with a two-man midfield from Moutinho and Neves, the Wolves are going for it. . .
Wolverhampton Wanderers (a curious 4-2-3-1): Patrick; Semedo, Coady, Saiss, Marcal; Neves, Moutinho; Traore, Podence, Neto; Silva. Subs: Ruddy, Hoever, Ait-Nouri, Vitinha, Perry, Cundle, Kilman, Otasowie, Corbeanu.
Tottenham Hotspur (a scroogalacious 5-3-2): Lloris; Doherty, Sánchez, Dier, Davies, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Winks, Ndombele; Son, Kane. Subs: Hart, Alderweireld, Lamela, Rodon, Sissoko, Alli, Bergwijn, Aurier, Tangana.
Soccer is a sport of endless questions, but with this particular accessory, one in particular stands out: Will the ball come out of the center circle? The strange thing about all of this is that both sides have excellent attackers who are much better than their defenders, the problem is that both also have managers for whom risk is a board game played by other people and joy is a frivolity pleased by others. people.
Given a three-year driving course, coupled with Raúl Jiménez’s injury and the absence of serious pressure, we can’t expect the Lobos to chase him today, but with the Spurs there is hope. That will most likely incite José Mourinho to even greater acts of severity, but he will surely suspect that his counterattack strategy is especially inadequate against today’s opponents, and he will absolutely know that his team is in dire need of a victory, that is. that’s actually not working that well.
Of course, he could blame the players, but ultimately, he’s a pragmatist, not an idealist, and getting Harry Kane and Heung-min Son more invested in things isn’t far-reaching. Likewise, if there was ever a time to choose a second offensive midfielder to play for Tanguy Ndombele, this is the time.
Yeah yeah alright who am I trying to kid? This could be devastating, but there will be so many good players on the field that it could be really good too.
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