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Pep Guardiola has already revealed Tottenham’s perfect Yves Bissouma replacement after red card

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has previously revealed his admiration for Tottenham Hotspur holding midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Tottenham Hotspur secured a 1-0 victory over Luton Town on Saturday afternoon thanks to a second-half finish from Micky van de Ven. But Spurs were dealt one blow before the half-time whistle, with holding midfielder Yves Bissouma sent off after receiving two yellow cards.

The Mali international picked up his second yellow card of the game shortly before the break after being caught diving on the edge of the Hatters’ box. Bissouma had enjoyed a hugely successful start to the 2023/24 campaign before receiving his marching orders, forming a solid partnership with Pape Matar Sarr in the centre of the park.

But Ange Postecoglou will have to make do without the 27-year-old when his side take on Fulham after the international break. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp are both potential options to replace the former Brighton & Hove Albion man, although previous comments from Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola may indeed suggest that it is the former who is the best choice.

Speaking after the north Londoners defeated City last season, Guardiola said: “Always I have the feeling that we play well against them, but for one reason or another we are unable to score and not able to win. They defended deep and after there were the duels and second balls, but with Hojbjerg in the middle, they are good with second balls.

“They have wingers like Son (Heung-min) and (Dejan) Kulusevski so normally you can concede from transitions.” As Guardiola suggested, Hojbjerg’s defensive prowess makes him the obvious choice to face Fulham later this month.

The Danish international has averaged 1.54 tackles and 6.88 progressive passes per 90 minutes over the last year, as per fbref, ranking much higher than the aforementioned Skipp in both of those respective categories.



Micky Hazard says Spurs youngster will ‘be the best’ they’ll ever have in his position

Tottenham Hotspur legend Micky Hazard has claimed that Destiny Udogie will become “the best left-back we’ve ever had” at Spurs.

The “superb” 20-year-old was lauded by the Lilywhites legend after Tottenham won the Premier League title on Saturday.

With six points and two ties after eight games, Spurs defeated Luton 1-0 to move atop the table.

With his first goal for Tottenham since joining the club in the summer, Micky van de Ven gave the game’s first goal in the 52nd minute.

After James Maddison, a fellow summer signing, cut the ball back from a short corner, the Dutchman pushed the ball home.

Udogie, meanwhile, put on another strong performance, passing the ball efficiently, distributing it well, and also doing well defensively.

In response to a supporter on X, Hazard expressed his admiration for the Italian and predicted that he will become a star for Spurs.


Numerous football experts, like Fabrizio Romano, predicted Udogie’s success when Tottenham signed him.

He stayed put at Udinese last season in accordance with the conditions of the contract, but now we’re finally getting to see how brilliant he is.

I hope Hazard is correct and Udogie can continue to shine for Tottenham. Clearly, it’s still early, but who knows?

He handled Mohamed Salah and Bukayo Saka effectively in recent weeks, proving that he is capable. Additionally, his career is just getting started, therefore the potential is enormous.

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