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Ange criticised for underestimating star who’s now thriving away from Spurs


Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou has been subtly criticised this week for letting go of a participant who’s now thriving away from north London.

Casualties of the Postecoglou period at Spurs

The Australian’s promising debut marketing campaign within the Spurs dugout has seen just a few gamers turn into common first-team stars, like Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr, however the identical can’t be mentioned of some others.


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He is set to go away his membership as a free agent,

As soon as a mainstay beneath Antonio Conte and former Tottenham bosses, midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been the primary casualty of Postecoglou’s arrival. The Denmark worldwide has really featured in practically each single Premier League sport, enjoying in 31 out of 32, however solely six of them have been begins.

Certainly, Hojbjerg’s standing in its place has prompted experiences that the 28-year-old might search to maneuver on this summer time, particularly as he enters the ultimate yr of his contract.

“Hojbjerg, there was a dialog for some time now that possibly his Tottenham profession was over,” mentioned pundit Alan Hutton to Tottenham Information this week.

“Ange has introduced him again in sometimes and he has performed minutes however not as often as he would need. I genuinely imagine he would have left prior to now however with a brand new supervisor coming in, he most likely thought he had a possibility to drive his manner in, but it surely has not fairly occurred. Once more, in the event that they’re going to herald a midfielder who is comparatively comparable then you definately’re pondering possibly my time is up right here so he’s any person who shall be taking a look at his choices once more come the summer time.”

Hojbjerg is under no circumstances the one participant to endure Postecoglou’s axe after being an everyday earlier than. Former defender Eric Dier, who will totally be a part of Bayern Munich on a everlasting deal this summer time when his mortgage expires, was banished from the primary crew beginning line up week-in, week-out by Postecoglou in favour of 2023 summer time signing Micky van de Ven.

Eric Dier’s finest Bundesliga video games for Bayern Munich

Match Score (through WhoScored)

Bayern 2-0 FC Koln


Bayern 8-1 Mainz 05


Darmstadt 2-5 Bayern


Bayern 3-1 Borussia Monchengladbach


Freiburg 2-2 Bayern


The 30-year-old wasn’t an appropriate match for Tottenham’s new high-pressing type, as his tempo was fairly restricted compared to van de Ven, however Postecoglou did not even choose him when each Cristian Romero and van de Ven have been injured round December-time.

Ange criticised for underestimating in-form Dier

Nevertheless, Dier has now turned over a brand new leaf and located wonderful kind at Bayern, turning into certainly one of their vivid sparks in an in any other case disappointing marketing campaign.


Apparently, Postecoglou has been criticised for underestimating Dier and pondering he was a “discontinued mannequin” by newspaper Illertisser Zeitung (through Sport Witness) – who rave over the Englishman as a shining mild beneath Thomas Tuchel.

“The extra I take a look at his profile, the extra I see it,” mentioned Rugby coach Eddie Jones just a few years in the past.

“He’s completely selfless; will shift from midfield, centre-back and right-back at a second’s discover.”