Brennan Johnson has yet to truly win Jamie O’Hara over, the 22-year-old’s lack of decisiveness in front of goal, according to O’Hara.
A number of Tottenham’s summer additions have proven successful right away, including James Maddison, Micky Van de Ven, and Guglielmo Vicario, who were all contenders for the Team of the Season before suffering injuries.
Destiny Udogie, a left-back who spent the previous season back on loan at Udinese, is also very much at home at Spurs.
Johnson, who cost the most of all Tottenham’s summer additions at $47.5 million after joining from Nottingham Forest late in the transfer window, is an exception to this rule.
Brennan Johnson, will he improve at Tottenham?
Although the Wales international has shown enough flashy moments to justify Tottenham’s previous cost for him, he has not yet truly delivered the kind of game-changing performance that would indicate he has made the transition to N17.
While O’Hara acknowledged that Johnson will improve over the next few months, he expressed concern about his lack of goal threat.
The pundit said on talkSPORT (airing on December 28 at 6:00): “I like Brennan Johnson, but his weakness is that he’s a little poor in front of goal. He has quickness and may cause other teams difficulties, but he lacks strength in front of goal. Nevertheless, I like him and what he does.
“I believe he will improve, but we really need someone who can come off the bench and really produce if, say, Son, Richarlison, or Kulusevski aren’t performing well.”
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I believe Johnson just needs a few goals and assists to calm his nerves and gain confidence. The winger has the potential to be a very dangerous player once he settles into his new environment.
The Wales international is still quite young. Spurs supporters should be patient with him since young players often find it difficult to handle the strain of carrying a high price tag.