Was Kane right in the end Even in Hishalisson’s first goal
Tottenham Hotspur was caught by Fulham in the second round of the League Cup.
Tottenham lost the penalty shootout after drawing 1-1 to Fulham in the second round of the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) in the 2023-24 season at Craven Cottage in London, England, at 3:45 a.m. on the 30th (Korea Standard Time).
As much as it is a cup competition, Tottenham have lost steam. Based on the 4-4-1-1 formation, Hishalisson, Rosselso, Perisic, Hoivier, Skip, Solomon, Davis, van der Ben, Sanchez and Emerson were the starters, and Foster defended the goal. Against this, Fulham brought a 4-2-3-1 formation. Muniz, Cordova-Reed, Cairney, Traore, Paligna, Reid, Robinson, Lim, Dioff and Tete filled the starting list, while Rodark wore goalkeeper gloves
Fulham opened the door. Muniz, who received Robinson’s cross in the 6th minute of the first half, attempted a header shot from inside the box, but the ball went off the right side of the goal. Fulham continued its momentum. Cordova-Leed, who caught the ball outside the box in the 11th minute of the first half, attempted a bold mid-range shot, but this also did not lead to an effective shot.
Fulham took the lead first. Fulham took the lead in the 19th minute of the first half when Van der Ben scored his own goal. Fulham continued to press afterwards. In the 24th minute of the first half, Reed, who received Robinson’s cross, attempted a header shot but missed the right side of the goal. Fulham led the attack. Muniz’s right-footed shot came out of the box in the 31st minute of the first half, but it was blocked by the goalkeeper
Tottenham also launched an attack after a long time. In the 37th minute of the first half, Hishalisson, who received Rossellso’s pass, attempted a right-footed shot from the right side of the box, but was blocked by the opponent’s defense. Fulham aimed for a chance until the end of the first half. Muniz, who received Traore’s cross in the 45th minute of the first half, attempted a header shot from inside the box, but it was blocked by the goalkeeper and took the second shot in the ensuing situation, but was blocked by the defense. So the first half ended 0-0.
Tottenham took the first shot of the second half. In the 7th minute of the second half, Hishalisson, who received Davis’ pass, tried to shoot with his left foot in the box, but it was blocked by the goalkeeper. Tottenham, which continued its momentum, balanced it. In the 11th minute of the second half, Hishalisson, who received Perisic’s cross, attempted a header shot from inside the box and split Fulham’s net
Fulham, who allowed an equalizer, sought to turn the tables. Tete, who received Paligna’s pass in the 18th minute of the second half, attempted a bold mid-range shot from outside the box but missed the goal. Fulham launched an offensive. Cordova-Reed, who received Wilson’s pass in the 20th minute of the second half, tried to shoot with her left foot in the box, but this was also far from a goal.
Tottenham used a replacement card to change the atmosphere. In the 26th minute of the second half, Perisic, Hishalisson, and Skip were excluded, and Son Heung-min, Kuluchepski, and Mata Sar were put in. Tottenham took the opportunity. Solomon, who received Son Heung-min’s pass in the 35th minute of the second half, attempted a right-footed shot from the left side of the box, but failed to penetrate the goalkeeper. Tottenham took another chance at the end of the second half. In the 42nd minute of the second half, Emerson, who received Madison’s pass, attempted a right-footed shot from the right side of the box, but it did not lead to a goal. After that, no additional points were scored, and the game led to a penalty shootout
Fate was divided in the shootout. Fulham’s five kickers succeeded, but Tottenham’s third kicker, Sanchez, missed and Fulham won 5-3.
So Tottenham lost to Fulham in the second round of the EFL Cup. One opportunity has disappeared for Tottenham, which was aiming to escape from the matchless system under coach Enje Postecoglou.
This season, Tottenham did not make it to the European competition. This is because he remained in eighth place in the league last season. As such, there was a limited chance of winning the trophy. The league, the EFL Cup, and the English FA Cup were the only competitions they could challenge. However, the league is difficult to win in reality, and the FA Cup, which has to be played for a long time, cannot be confirmed for the possibility of winning. The EFL Cup, where several teams are relatively out of steam, was the most likely tournament, but Tottenham were caught in the second round
It was a disappointing game in many ways. After the last match against Bournemouth, Postecoglou announced a “change” in the League Cup schedule. However, it was not the concept of dividing the main and non-mainstream games, but the result of the process of creating a “one team.” This is because it was judged that it would help the team in the long run only if several players implement common tactics. In fact, coach Postecoglou used the rotation in this game. A large number of key players, including Son Heung-min, Madison, Kuluchepski, Sar, Vijima, Vicario, Romero and Udo-ki, headed to the bench.
It was a failure as a result. Hishalisson’s first goal was positive, but his performance itself was not good. The players in the game did not fulfill what Postecoglou wanted. The share was 60%, higher than Fulham, but more threatening scenes came from Fulham. The ‘aggressive soccer’ that the coach wanted did not come out 안전놀이터
There is a player who comes to mind naturally. The main character is Kane. Kane, who played as an ace for Tottenham for nearly a decade, moved to Bayern Munich this summer. He is a player with extraordinary loyalty to Tottenham, but he has not given up his ambition to win. It is still too early to judge whether Kane’s choice is right, but Tottenham’s “winning opportunity” disappeared today, raising the possibility that Kane’s choice will be right.