Premier League: Postecoglou praises keeper Vicario as Spurs cling on

Vicario Guglielmo is much from probably the most high-profile goalkeeper within the Premier League however he’s having fun with a wonderful first season at Tottenham Hotspur and turned on the model on Saturday to make sure his workforce emerged with a 2-1 win over Everton.

He would have been happy to heat his fingers with three routine stops from tame Everton finishes within the first half because the guests began their fightback after Richarlison and Son Heung-min’s early objectives had Spurs 2-0 up.

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Within the second half although he actually needed to be at his finest, notably when spectacularly foiling Arnaut Danjuma moments after Andre Gomes had pulled it again to 2-1 after 82 minutes.

He additionally stood up strongly to the bodily buffering that this muscular Everton facet put each keeper by means of, and was a uncommon island of safety on the ball as his defence routinely bought themselves into difficulties enjoying out from the again.

“He has been robust just about from the primary recreation,” Tottenham supervisor Ange Postecoglou stated. “Some video games we haven’t wanted so much and right this moment we did.

“The saves he made but in addition the best way he handled corners was so robust – they put a lot stress on the goalkeeper.”

“He’s an excellent shot-stopper and is coping with a distinct again 4 in plenty of video games. He’s bought a maturity which helps the workforce in these moments.”

The supervisor additionally stated that he was not stunned by Richarlison’s turnaround as his objective made it 4 in three matches having scored two in his earlier 39.

“He’s enjoying mate,” he stated when requested to elucidate the turnaround. “He clearly missed a little bit of soccer along with his (groin) operation (in November) however he’s getting stronger each recreation. He wasn’t struggling earlier than, he simply wasn’t 100% and he was soldiering on. He simply feels a bit freer now each mentally and bodily. “His normal play has been actually good however I do know there’s extra to return.”

Postecoglou stated there was no main challenge that compelled the previous Everton striker off through the second half, and that the Brazilian simply had a sore again.

He was additionally impressed by the mutual respect proven between Richarlison and the three,000 Everton followers. He applauded them as he left the pitch, and so they, ceaselessly grateful for his objectives that saved them up in 2022, did the identical.

“These items occur in soccer,” he stated. “I don’t suppose anybody would query his service for Everton and I feel the followers respect that.”

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