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Virtually all of Tottenham Hotspur’s summer transfers have already played their part this season, which only underscores how well Daniel Levy and his teammates carried out their transfer business.
The north London team are at the top of the Premier League rankings after ten matches and appear to be a real contender to rival players like Manchester City and Liverpool for the title.
And while that’s largely due to the scoring exploits of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son, the other areas of the field cannot be ignored. After all, they’ve also conceded the fewest goals – just nine.
Followers will rush to throw the crown at £ 15 million Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg bargain, who has added a much-needed anchor presence in the heart of the midfield. Something that the Spurs lacked since the departure of Mousa Dembélé.
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The 25-year-old Dane has averaged a whopping 3.1 tackles, 1.8 punts and 3.7 long balls per game, through Who scored. By comparison, throughout last season, the only midfielder who average anywhere close to that was Giovani Lo Celso with 1.8 tackles per game.
However, the impressive form of arrival of teammate Sergio Reguilon has gone a bit unnoticed, especially tactically.
Spurs coach José Mourinho likes the balance on his wings, in the sense that one is more offensive than the other, and that is exactly what Reguilón has done since he arrived from Real Madrid with Gareth Bale .
Most of his attacks come from his side of the court (38%), which translates into more shots coming from this side and also from the middle (88%), via Who scored. This is because the presence of the Spaniard allows Son the freedom to cut inside and act as second striker, hence his juicy returns so far.
Reguilon has a much more offensive mentality than Ben Davies, averaging 1.3 key passes per game to the Welshman’s 0.3, according to Who scored.
It’s no wonder “everyone wants it”, according to Football. Alasdair Gold.
Either way, he deserves a lot more credit, at least as much as Hojbjerg, if not more, as he’s certainly proving to be one of Mourinho’s unsung heroes on that left flank.
Levy delivered a masterstroke with his addition.
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