January 15, 2024

Spurs defeated Manchester United 2-2 in overtime, with goals from Richarlison and Rodrigo Bentancur.


Despite controlling the game for extended stretches, Ange Postecoglou’s team had to battle back from behind twice.


It’s no secret that Tottenham is now without a few important players due to Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma’s absence at AFCON 2024.


While James Maddison is still out with an injury but is getting closer to playing again, Heung-Min Son is competing in the Asian Cup as well.


Illness prevented Dejan Kulusevski from travelling to Manchester yesterday.


The fact that Spurs were missing five of their greatest players makes their commanding performance against United even more remarkable.


And Maddison, a great player for the Spurs, has undoubtedly adopted that viewpoint as well. He shared his thoughts on the game on his Instagram story.


Maddison gives her assessment of Tottenham’s 2-2 tie with United.


Last night, Maddison turned to social media to commend his colleagues for a “good shift” they had while travelling.

“Good shift from the lads with lots of players unavailable,” the writer commented.


Maddison hasn’t played for Tottenham since almost November, but he appears to be getting closer to playing again.


Spurs lost out on his inventiveness yesterday, especially with Giovani Lo Celso and Kulusevski also sidelined.


But they were strengthened by the return of Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven, who both played well.


Spurs appear to be about to field anything akin to their strongest lineup following a challenging period characterised by injuries and suspensions.


For Tottenham supporters, the season’s conclusion might be thrilling because players like Sarr, Bissouma, and Son are expected to return next month.


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