Ange Postecoglou says there’s a teenager at Tottenham who has blown him away
Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou has claimed that young Dane Scarlett has really impressed him in training.
The 19-year-old has come through the ranks at the Spurs academy, and everyone can see he’s a hugely talented player. He has a big future ahead of him, and Postecoglou has already liked what he has seen.
Ange Postecoglou says Dane Scarlett has impressed him at Tottenham
The one thing Tottenham fans will love about Ange Postecoglou is that he will give young players an opportunity whenever he can.
That was not always the case when Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte were at the helm, which makes the Aussie a breath of fresh air at the club.
Dane Scarlett is one young player who has been trying to break into the first team in recent years, and this season may well be the time for him
Postecoglou says he will decide over the next two weeks whether to keep him at the club or loan him out, but he admitted that the youngster has seriously impressed him.
The Spurs boss said in his press conference, as quoted by Football London: “He’s been really good. I’ve been really impressed with him since we’ve come in. He had a bit of an injury which set him back a little bit in pre-season but we’re keeping him with us at the moment.
“I’ll probably make the decision on Dane in the next couple of weeks. It’s always a fine balancing act of whether they stay with us in the training environment, depending on the type of game time we think they’ll get, as opposed to going out and getting some meaningful game time at his age.
“We’ll make that decision but I’m really happy with the way he’s developed and the way he’s training and we’ll make that decision over the next week or so.”
Tottenham have a big void up top following the departure of Harry Kane last week.
The Englishman was their best player, but now that he’s gone, Spurs need all the help they can get to replace his goals.
Postecoglou is likely to bring in a new striker in the coming weeks, but if for some reason that cannot be done, Scarlett could well get an opportunity.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out, but the fact that Scarlett has impressed Postecoglou is great news for him.
Tottenham will make their home debut for the 2023/24 season on Saturday when Ange Postecoglou’s side host Manchester United in the Premier League.
A thrilling first half saw Spurs pick up a point in their opening game of the Premier League season, with goals from Cristian Romero and Emerson Royal securing a 2-2 draw against Brentford. James Maddison starred on his debut with two assists, and Postecoglou will be hoping his side can build on that performance with a tough task against United.
Erik ten Hag’s side were far from convincing in their opening game, but United still managed to win beating Wolves 1-0. The last meeting between the two sides ended in a 2-2 draw, with goals from Pedro Porro and Heung-Min Son helping the Lilywhites from two goals behind to claim a point.
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So, could Spurs pick up their first Premier League win of the season? Let’s take a look.
We simulated Spurs vs Man United to get a score prediction
To complete this simulation, we used FIFA 23 and updated the squads with the latest injuries, transfers and suspensions. FIFA 23 is not up to date with the latest kits, managers or numbers, so both sides are in the kits from the 2022/23 season.
We predict that Spurs could line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with their line-up as follows:Vicario; Royal, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Bissouma, Skipp; Kulusevski, Maddison, Son; Richarlison.
After winning back possession in the middle, Maddison breezed past Casemiro’s challenge on the edge of the box before slipping a pass through to Son, but a curling strike by the winger was well saved by Andre Onana. The ‘keeper could only parry his shot to Kulusevski at the back post though, and the Swede got there ahead of Luke Shaw to make it 1-0.
As the second half began, United started to threaten the Spurs goal, with Marcus Rashford twice being denied from close range by some fantastic goalkeeping. A flurry of consecutive corners saw ten Hag’s side threaten the Spurs lead, and with a stroke of luck, the goal arrived.