James Maddison gave Alejo Veliz some love on Instagram after he scored his first goal for Tottenham Hotspur in their loss to Brighton and Hove Albion last night.
Yesterday, Roberto De Zerbi’s Seagulls outperformed Spurs. At one time, they were behind four goals, and things would have gotten worse if Guglielmo Vicario hadn’t been so brilliant. Veliz will recall the game for a very long time even if they lost.
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Following his first goal, James Maddison of Tottenham delivers a message to Alejo Veliz.
Alejo Veliz was acquired by Tottenham for £13 million in the summer from Rosario Central (BBC).
The Argentine was viewed as one for the future and wasn’t even expected to play a part for Spurs’ senior side until after the first half of the season.
However, he has made a few substitute appearances over the last few months, with last night being his longest run-out on the pitch.
Veliz took his opportunity fantastically well and scored his first-ever goal for Tottenham. It didn’t, in any way, change the result, but the goal should give him a ton of confidence.
The youngster took to Instagram to celebrate his strike last night. James Maddison was among those who showed him some love.
He wrote: “Congrats mate. Now more!”
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Veliz could get more opportunities at Tottenham
Tottenham’s Alejo Veliz has been linked with a move away on loan in January, but those plans could change now.
Spurs will be without Heung-min Son next month when he goes away on international duty. Richarlison will be the main man then, and he will need support.
The only strikers available at Tottenham‘s disposal are young Veliz, the versatile Jamie Donley and Dane Scarlett, who was recalled from his loan spell this week.
Veliz is ahead of them in the pecking order, and following his goal last night, we won’t be surprised at all to see him get more game time in the coming weeks.