He received better reviews than Son Heung-min and James Madison, who scored two goals and two assists respectively in the North London Derby. The main character is freshman defender Mickey van der Ven.
Tottenham drew 2-2 with Arsenal in the 6th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) season held at the Emirates Stadium in London, England at 10 pm (Korean time) on the 24th. Tottenham, who earned one point, went down to fourth place in the league, but remained undefeated in six games since the opening.
The opponent in the 6th game is old enemy Arsenal. Recently, Tottenham has been struggling to win away to Arsenal. They lost 3-1 for the second year in a row, and have not won in any of their 14 away games since 2010. It was predicted that it would be a difficult game even before the start.
Arsenal came out strong from the start and took the lead by scoring the first goal. In the 26th minute of the first half, Saka’s shot, which he attempted to overcome the defense from the right, was deflected off Romero’s knee and went straight into the goal. Initially, it was recognized as Saka’s goal, but it was later officially recorded as Romero’s own goal.
Tottenham succeeded in maintaining balance as the first half came to an end. In the 42nd minute of the first half, Madison passed the ball from the left, and Son Heung-min connected it with a sensational shot, hitting Arsenal’s net. Tottenham, who scored the equalizer, successfully turned the situation around and finished the first half with a 1-1 score.
Arsenal succeeded in coming back at the start of the second half. In the 5th minute of the second half, a penalty kick was awarded to Arsenal due to Romero’s handball foul. Saka, who played as a kicker, successfully scored with a light shot. Tottenham immediately took action to resolve the issue. In the 10th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min’s exquisite shot hit Arsenal’s net. The battle continued until the end of the game, but the game ended 2-2 with no more goals scored.
In the hot North London derby, Son Heung-min’s multiple goals and Maddison’s multiple assists were in the spotlight, but another key player in preserving the draw was Van der Ven. In the 30th minute of the first half, Van der Ven intercepted Jesus’ shooting opportunity in front of the goal and cleared the ball first. Then, in the 19th minute of the second half, he tackled Nketiah and brought the ball to Tottenham’s counterattack.
Reporter Alesdair Gold, who delivers Tottenham news, said of Van der Ven on the 25th, “He made a great tackle on Nketiah who was running in the beginning and kept him in check throughout the game. Van der Ven, a young Dutch prospect, gave a majestic performance. “He showed it,” he said, giving him 9 points, the highest among Tottenham players.
According to the soccer statistics media ‘Foot Mob’, van der Ven recorded a pass success rate of 94% (49 out of 52 successes), 1 successful long pass, 1 successful tackle, 4 clearances, and 2 successful ground ball duels. . He received a GPA of 7.2.메이저사이트
Van der Ven is considered a top prospect in the Netherlands. Ahead of this season, coach Postekoglou recruited him as he attempted to make major changes to the defense. Van der Ven, who boasts a tall height of 193 cm and possesses decent speed, defensive ability, and build-up abilities, joined Tottenham from Wolfsburg. Since the opening, he has played in all league games and has been performing consistently well.
On this day, Tottenham conceded two goals due to an own goal and a penalty kick, but Van der Ven’s performance was also responsible for not conceding any additional goals.