Tottenham Hotspur manager Enzi Postecoglou (59) talks about the return of James Maddison (28, Tottenham).
Tottenham Hotspur faced Manchester City in the round of 32 of the 2023-2024 FA Cup at 5 a.m. ET on Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, and lost 0-1.
This concludes Tottenham’s FA Cup journey. City moves on to the Round of 16.
James Maddison was benched for the game. He came on for Rodrigo Bentancur in the 28th minute with the score tied at 0-0.
An attacking midfielder, Maddison’s excellent dribbling, passing, 바카라사이트 and on-and-off-the-ball movement helped to lubricate the Tottenham attack. He assisted on Son’s goals and occasionally converted Son’s passes into goals, making him the new partner of Harry Kane.
He and Maddison have been entertaining fans with their ceremonies together.
When Heung-min scored a goal, they did a “click” ceremony, and when Maddison scored, they did a “dart” ceremony.
Although Madison quickly adapted to the team, she was unable to play after going down with an injury against Chelsea on November 7 last year. “The time Maddison has been away from the field feels like a lifetime,” said Football London.
It was a game that felt like a lifetime.
Madison’s comeback didn’t last long. In the 22 minutes he was on the field before extra time, he only touched the ball six times and completed 80% (4/5) of his passes.
After the game, Spurs head coach Enzi Postecoglou spoke about Maddison’s substitution.
During the press conference, Postecoglou was asked, “Was it a difficult decision to sub Maddison?
“No, it wasn’t. He knew the nature of the game. She trained well this week, but it’s true that she missed a lot of games.”
“We were expecting him to play some minutes today, and in fact he lived up to that expectation and we expect him to be fine,” Postecoglu said. But we have another two games next week, and we are expecting contributions from him and other players.”
Meanwhile, Postecoglou commented on the loss: “I think it was a little bit of everything, the quality of the opponent, the way our players moved. Man City is a top team. 안전놀이터 They are the benchmark. We’re not at that level yet and we know that. The first half was pretty good, but we played passively. It allowed City to find their rhythm,” he said.
“It’s very difficult to put things right in the middle of a game, and I thought we were more confident in the second half, but ultimately it wasn’t enough,” he added.