Japhet Tanganga’s starting appearance embarrassed Jamie O’Hara.
Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-4 to Leicester City in the 23rd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 12th. Tottenham, who failed to earn points, failed to rise in the rankings. 안전놀이터
3 points were desperately needed. Unlike the 7 consecutive games undefeated at the beginning of the season, Tottenham now lacked consistency. If it was worth continuing the upward trend, it would drop points and pour cold water on the atmosphere. That’s why this match was even more important. This is because after two consecutive defeats, they were on the rise by catching Fulham, Preston and Manchester City in a row. In order to make the ‘top 4’ competition easier, a victory was needed.
It was good until the beginning of the game. In the 14th minute of the first half, Rodrigo Bentancur scored the opening goal in a mess in the box and took the lead.
However, it soon collapsed without a hitch. In the 23rd minute of the first half, Nampalis Mendy scored a wonder goal to balance the score, and two minutes later, James Madison gave up a reverse goal. In extra time in the first half, Kelechi Iheanacho even scored a key goal. We looked for changes in the second half, but it was not effective. Rather, in the 36th minute of the second half, Harvey Barnes scored a goal and was defeated 1-4.
helpless defeat. Few players received positive reviews. Except for Rodrigo Bentancur, who scored, no player scored more than 7 points. Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski, and Pedro Poro, who made their debut, were all criticized.
Tanganga, who started in place of Christian Romero, was also the center of criticism. He played as a stopper on the right side of the back 3 and matched Poro, but he did not fit well and exposed his uneasy appearance throughout the game. In the end, he was replaced by Davinson Sanchez in the 31st minute of the second half. He was the only one substituted out of the back three.
After the game, O’Hara also harshly criticized Tanganga. “I don’t know how Tanganga is still at Tottenham. He seemed to be ice skating all the way through the defense. It was really embarrassing,” he said.