Pape Matar Sarr, a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur, put up a strong display for Senegal during their Africa Cup of Nations victory over Cameroon.
at their Group C match at Yamoussoukro, the Spurs star played 74 minutes for Aliou Cisse’s team, which defeated the Indomitable Lions 3-1.
The AFCON winners were able to secure their spot in the competition’s final 16 thanks to Senegal’s victory over Cameroon.
Sarr performed admirably when he was on the field and contributed an assist for his country’s first goal.
The Tottenham player headed the ball back into the area on the sixteenth minute, allowing Ismaila Sarr to score.
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The Spurs star not only set up the first assist of the game but also put up some incredible numbers that day.
Sarr made one crucial pass and completed 26 of his 31 passes, according to The Spurs Express.
In addition, the Tottenham star won one foul, made two interceptions and clearances, blocked one shot, and was never dribbled past.
Spurs player Pape Matar Sarr is thought to be “omnipresent.”
After the game, the Senegal players were assessed by 90Min, a French publication, and Sarr received praise and a 7 out of 10.
Omnipresent. The sentinel of this team, Pape Matar Sarr, was excellent in his activity in midfield; this word alone sums up his display,” they stated.
He was the only one who did not participate in the match versus Gambia, arriving with a minor injury. The 21-year-old made excellent passes, maneuvered beautifully with the ball at his feet, and intercepted balls.
“The midfielder for Tottenham was excellent. One of the few potentially disastrous scenarios from Cameroon was averted by his powerful return on Georges-Kevin Nkoudou.
Sarr received a rating of 7 out of 10, which is tied for second highest of the game, from TNT Sports as well. The only person to score higher was Ismaila Sarr (8 out of 10).
Overall, a fantastic performance from the Tottenham player, who is fast turning into an essential member of both Spurs and his nation.