An Arsenal legend has a low opinion of Xherdan Shaqiri.

Tottenham Hotspur supporters’ community ‘Spurs Web’ reported on Monday (April 19) that “Arsenal legend Lee Dixon has said that he finds it difficult to play at his best and casts doubt on whether he can perform consistently at the level required by Tottenham. The Frenchman has been questioned by many pundits over the past few weeks and has been heavily criticized for his poor start to the season.”

“Last Saturday, he capitalized on a corner kick from Ivan Perisic to equalize and then assisted on Dejan Kulusevic’s winner. After the game, Son said that he and his teammates were happy for him. However, Dixon described him as a player of great quality but with ups and downs.”

According to Spurs Web, Dixon told the NBC Sports podcast “2 Lobbies,” “He’s playing for the Brazilian national team. But I haven’t seen him play to my satisfaction. In 75% of the games he’s played. If he’s going to replace Harry Kane, he’s going to have to score every week,” he said, adding that it was important for him to build on his performance against Sheffield Wednesday.

Tottenham pulled off a dramatic 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Sheffield United in the fifth round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) on Saturday night at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. With the win, Tottenham (13 points) moved into second place with a five-match unbeaten run.

He was the only one to be kept quiet against Bolivia in the first leg of the South American qualifier for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in North and Central America. After being replaced by Mateusz Cunha in the second half, he was seen in tears on the bench.

The second leg against Peru was no different. After the match, he told Brazil’s Globo: “I had a hard time off the field for five months. Now I’m stable. The people who only wanted my money are no longer around. Now everything will go smoothly. I’m sure I’ll do well at Tottenham and good things will happen again. I will go back to England and see a psychologist to help me. I will come back stronger,” he concluded.

On his return to North London, he started from the bench. Coach Enze Postecoglou pulled out the ‘TOP SON’ card again. But it didn’t quite work out the way he had hoped. After being blatantly outclassed for most of the game, Sheffield opened the scoring. Tottenham responded by bringing on Brennan Johnson, Hichalisson, Ivan Perisic, Emerson Royal and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for Son, Sarr, Solomon, Forlow and van der Penn.

With 12 minutes of added time on the clock. Tottenham completed the unscripted drama. In the 53rd minute, from a corner kick, Lacazette headed in the equalizer. In the 55th minute, Kuluczewski completed the comeback with a powerful strike. Back-to-back goals in the 98th and 100th minutes put the game out of reach.

The spotlight was on Hischalisson, who had one goal and one assist. He was named Man of the Match (MOTM) by soccer statistics outlet Couch Score, with an 8.9 rating. His performance earned Tottenham three valuable points. 메이저놀이터

Congratulatory messages poured in. Royal, Foro, and Kulusebski praised Hishalisong on social media. “Game changer!” exclaimed Madison. There were also references to the “pigeon ceremony” that symbolizes Hishalisong. Former teammate Lucas Moura praised “Great pigeon (seriemen) brother!” while Perisic wrote “Pru Pru Pru (pigeon sound)”.

The same goes for captain Son Heung-min. After the game, Son tweeted, “I was happier about Heung-min’s goal than mine! He’s been struggling since last week. I was thinking about how to help him.” His teammates were happy to see him back in action.

However, Dixon threw cold water on the idea, saying that Hyshallisong needs to score consistently to live up to expectations. “I don’t think it’s a problem for him, he has the ability to score more than 15 goals in a season,” he told Spurs Web.

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