What is the factor behind the defeat in the ‘North London Derby’? An analysis appeared that Ryan Sessegnon’s selection was a defeat.
Tottenham Hotspur lost 0-2 to Arsenal in the 20th round of the English Premier League (EPL) held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 16th. As a result, Arsenal maintained first place with 47 points (15 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss), while Tottenham remained in 5th place with 33 points (10 wins, 3 draws, 6 losses).
The game went downhill from the beginning. In the 14th minute of the first half, when Bukayo Saka crossed from the right, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris scored an own goal. Then, in the 36th minute of the first half, Martin Odegard widened the gap with a bold mid-range shot that split the net. Arsenal, who kept the score stable until the end of the second half, won three precious points in the rival derby.
Saka’s performance on this day was great. Saka broke the Tottenham side by showing fast speed and sophisticated dribbling ability on the right side. The first goal scene also led to Lloris’s own goal, and he recorded an assist for Odegaard’s additional goal. 카지노사이트
Sessegnon, which was assigned a dedicated mark for Saka, was too easily penetrated. On this day, coach Antonio Conte appointed Sessegnon instead of Ivan Perisic as a starter. It was judged that the speedy Sessegnon could hold Saka in check. However, Sessegnon gave Saka a lot of opportunities, being manipulated by his individual abilities. The only way to stop Saka was a foul, and in the end, he received a last-minute warning and was replaced with Perisic in the second half.
According to the British ‘Sports Bible’, it was said that many Tottenham fans strongly criticized Sessegnon’s sluggish performance that day. Paul Robinson of Britain’s ‘Football Insider’ had the same idea.
“Coach Conte thought Sessegnon was faster than Perisic, so he would be able to stop Sacca well, but Sessegnon is less defensive than Perisic. Both players have attacking talent. Sessegnon was a problem throughout the game, and of course it was because of Sessegnon in the first goal. Sessegnon is athletic, but he doesn’t have the defensive skills to stop Saka. Especially in the first half, Sessegnon struggled. “claimed.