Welcoming a double blessing for Tottenham Hotspur, which is doing well.
The Premier League announced on its official website on the 15th (Korean time) that it had selected manager Enze Postecoglou as Manager of the Month. On the same day, James Madison also received the Player of the Month award. According to soccer statistics media ‘Squawka’, it has been six years since Tottenham received the Coach of the Month and Player of the Month awards.
Coach Postekoglou left Celtic ahead of this season and took up a job at Tottenham. At the time of his appointment, there was great concern. Although he had a variety of championships, including winning the Scottish Premiership, he had no big league experience. The key was whether a manager unfamiliar with the big league called the Premier League could achieve good results.
But my worries were unfounded. Coach Postekoglou drew 2-2 against Brentford in the first round of the Premier League. In the안전놀이터 second round match against Manchester United, there was a turnaround. We won a perfect 2-0 victory. They completely defeated Manchester United, one of the strongest teams in the Premier League.
Tottenham rode the trend and won 2-0 against Bournemouth in the third round. Special measures were taken against Burnley in the 4th round. Richarlison, who had scored no goals in the previous three league games, was excluded from the starting lineup. Instead, Son Heung-min was appointed as the front line attacker. Son Heung-min showed flashes of brilliance as he took on Richarlison’s place as a substitute during the three games.
Coach Postekoglou’s choice was right. Son Heung-min scored a hat trick and won 5-2 over Burnley. In this way, Coach Postekoglou led the team’s upward trend through clear and quick decisions.
In the end, he also received the Director of the Month award. Tottenham is currently in second place in the league with 3 wins and 1 draw. Last season, the team continued to struggle and finished in 8th place, but it is nowhere to be seen.
The August Player of the Month award also went to Tottenham. Maddison, who left Leicester City and joined Tottenham this summer, performed at his best. He is perfectly fulfilling the playmaker role that Tottenham so desperately wanted. This season he appeared in 5 games, scoring 2 goals and 2 assists.
Meanwhile, it is the first time in six years that Tottenham has produced the Coach of the Month and Player of the Month in the same month. In April 2017, Son Heung-min and coach Mauricio Pochettino received the award at the same time in the same month.