Match Preview: Spurs v United. Welcome Ange to our stadium.
That is inaccurate as he had already visited our stadium when Kane got his four goals and then departed for Germany, against Shakhtar Donetsk (final score 5-1). But the first proper game in charge at our stadium. Of course, we – or at least some of us – saw him at the Brentford stadium (which ended in a draw).
It will be a big day in front of our home crowd. Cheating United (Wolves should have got a blatant penalty, but it seems the referee favoured United over Wanderers in the season’s opening game), visit our stadium.
We began our new campaign with a 2-2 draw away to Brentford.
The team, still trying to adapt to Ange’s forward-thinking philosophy from their Premier League opener against Brentford last weekend, will probably have a few more hiccups until they determine what he wants to be delivered. But they are getting there, going by the game against the Bees. Our manager even warned that it will take some time before every part works smoothly together. His first three games with Celtic ended in defeats. At least his first game for us ended in a 2-2 draw.
Our first blood against the Bees was through Cristian Romero, but our unsolved defensive issues came to the fore once again as Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa turned the tie on its head for the home side, and they were missing suspended Ivan Toney.
However, a fine goal from Emerson Royal saw us walking away with a draw and a point. A fair result? I think so.
Now that is over – a week’s training – and now on to our stadium.
As for United: they just won it, against Wolve, thanks to a Raphael Varane header, but that wasn’t the end of it… Oh, no. Referee Simon Hooper nor VAR official Michael Salisbury deemed a fowl on Sasa Kalajdzic inside the box to be a penalty. Both referee and VAR official have been suspended, but that won’t help Wolves.
Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form:
Manchester United Premier League form:
Just a few minutes after the opening game, Romero was taken off with a head injury, and Postecoglou has stated that he will always be cautious with possible concussions. Should the rules be followed, Romero would not be available for Saturday’s fixture, joining Bryan Gil (groin), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Fraser Forster (back) and Alfie Whiteman (ankle) on the sidelines.
With Romero potentially missing out, the door should swing open for Eric Dier to make his return, and either the Englishman or Davinson Sanchez should partner Micky van de Ven.
Rasmus Hojlund (back), Kobbie Mainoo (ankle), Tyrell Malacia (knee), Amad Diallo (knee) and Tom Heaton (calf) make up a quintet of known absentees.
My possible starting lineup:
Vicario; Emerson, Sanchez, Van de Ven, Udogie; Bissouma, Skipp, Maddison; Kulusevski, Richarlison, Son
As for my prediction; ok, I might be pushing the boat out a bit here, but why not; so…
Spursr 3-2 United
While another new centre-back would not go amiss, early attacking indications for us under our new boss are promising. James Maddison, in particular, should be happy after watching Wolves – that is, if he watched Wolves outplay United – create chance after chance on Monday night.
That is it… a work in process, but I don’t think United is anything that special, going by what I saw when watching the United/ Wolves game.
Up the Spurs!
My name is Glenn Renshaw.
I am currently a Premium Season Ticket holder (West Stand) in the new stadium. Before that – at White Hart Lane – a season ticket holder in various parts of the ground (mainly in the North stand).
Before becoming a season ticket holder, I stood on the shelf and various other parts of the ground since the 1960s (the season of the double). In 1987 I became one of the first to hold a Spurs Membership card. I was also a life long member of the Spurs supporters club (now defunct).
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