May 1, 2024

There are flaws in the Tottenham Hotspur team. Both Daniel Levy and Ange Postecoglou are aware of this. Even if the team’s attempt to qualify for the Champions League was thwarted by a string of defeats in the Premier League, Levy will undoubtedly remain convinced that his choice to name Postecoglou last year was the right one.


Tottenham, who are now in fifth position in the rankings, have two games remaining and only behind fourth-place Aston Villa by six points. They will also be hosting Manchester City in north London, as well as playing away at Chelsea and Liverpool.


Though this young team has all the makings of a potential enterprise that is still in its infancy, the club’s progress under the new management should not be discounted should it fail to secure a berth among Europe’s best teams the following season.

At the beginning of the season, Postecoglou’s expansive, free-flowing style of play instantly won over supporters; however, subsequent setbacks and injuries have tarnished the success that saw him become the first manager to win the Manager of the Month award in each of his first three Premier League months.


The latest on the never-ending injury front saw quick winger Timo Werner leave the game after 31 minutes due to a hamstring injury he sustained on Sunday against the Gunners.


After coming to Spurs on loan from RB Leipzig in January, with the possibility to extend the contract for £15 million, Werner has made 10 Premier League starts, contributing three assists and two goals. In one post-match interview, he said, “I love it here.”


Tottenham’s Timo Werner in action.

Werner has started the last five games for Werner, so Postecoglou will probably need to rotate his lineup with travels to Chelsea and Liverpool in the English premier league this week. But who could start in Werner’s place?


1 The apparent option

Johnson Brennan

brennan johnson’s goal for the Spurs in the Premier League

Brennan Johnson, who has a fleet-footed style but has also discovered more, richer potency in front of goal this season, especially over the previous several months, was preferred by the majority of Lilywhites supporters to start over Werner against Arsenal.


The Wales international, who was signed from Nottingham Forest for an incredible £47.5 million last summer, is developing into a very valuable asset. He still has a lot of potential for growth and will find plenty of opportunities to infuriate Tottenham’s rivals.


‘HLTCO’, a content producer on X (previously Twitter), may have best described Johnson’s skill set when he said: “Brennan Johnson is such an exciting player to watch.” It must be an utter nightmare to defend against him because of his frightening pace and directness, as he is always trying to make something happen.”



Johnson’s two-footedness gives him a threat wherever he is placed, even if he is usually seen on the right wing. Johnson might be the clear favorite to take the place of his German counterpart at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.


2. The tactical modification

Son Heung-min

Heung-min Son applauds on behalf of Tottenham.

We have Heung-min next. Son’s move back to the left wing would be a tactical change rather than a revelation down N17, as he has only started out wide twice in 2024.


The longtime star of Tottenham has been playing at a high level this season, contributing significantly to his team’s comeback under new management with 16 goals and 9 assists in 30 Premier League games.


Naturally, Son is required at center forward since Harry Kane was not immediately replaced as the main striker at the beginning of Postecoglou’s tenure. However, Richarlison is urging for a return from the start, and Son’s outstanding purple patch earlier in 2024 highlights his skill as an effective striker.


The Spurs captain is among the top 2% of forwards in Europe’s top five leagues for assists throughout the previous season, as well as the top 11% for actions that create shots, the top 7% for progressive passes, the top 3% for pass completion, and the top 6% for progressive carries per 90. These statistics are based on FBref.


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This season, Son is the only player in the league who creates more huge chances than Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool. Son is undoubtedly one of the most dynamic players in the league.


Even though Son is one of the Premier League’s most lethal finishers, he is equally adept at setting up plays and managing the flow of the game.


Who would have imagined that the greatest strategy to counter Werner’s absence would be to play Tottenham’s best forward in his natural position?



The Oscar-winning Mickey Moore

The enigma. the emerging talent. The most extraordinary talent in England. Although the final statement is obviously subjective, 16-year-old Mikey Moore will be eager to make his professional debut before the season ends because he has started practicing with the Tottenham first team.


This season, in just 14 games across the U18 Premier League and the FA Youth Cup, the explosive forward has put up 16 goals and nine assists for his colleagues, demonstrating his incredible form at the youth level.



Moore, who is described as a “superstar” by Fabrizio Romano, is so talented that it’s difficult not to get excited if you’re wearing lily white. However, bestowing too much high praise on a young person before they’ve even dipped their toes into the senior scene might be risky.


Moore is a magnificent ball-carrier with a fierce strike and balletic movements. His frequent inclusion in the senior training lineup demonstrates the high regard in which he is held, and should Werner fail to recover quickly from his hamstring injury, Moore may find himself unleashed in the upcoming fixtures.



Moore, who plays center midfield for Spurs, has been a prolific scorer on the left flank for England. He recently scored a hat-trick against Croatia U17s. Moore has the natural swagger and inherent athleticism to push him to the front of the pack, and Postecoglou may decide to unleash his starlet in the final stretch of the season.


Perhaps this is just the beginning of something truly unique.

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