Guglielmo Vicario couldn’t help but be impressed by Mickey van der Penn.
토토사이트Britain’s ‘The Boot Room’ delivered Vicario’s evaluation of Van der Pen through ‘Spurs Play’ on the 26th (Korean time).
According to the publication, Vicario said: “Van de Pen is an incredible player. He is the fastest defender I have ever seen, it is unbelievable. Van der Pen is a hard-working player and I think his attitude and mentality are his biggest strengths. “He is excellent in terms of technique. He has all the qualities to become the best center back in the world.”
Center back Van der Pen was recruited this summer, and Tottenham paid Wolfsburg a base transfer fee of 40 million euros (about 57.5 billion won) plus an add-on of 10 million euros (about 14.5 billion won). This transfer fee was the 7th highest transfer fee in Tottenham’s history, excluding add-ons.
It was exactly the type Tottenham needed. Tottenham have had trouble finding a left-footed centre-back since Jan Vertonghen left. Van der Pen was a rare left-footed player, and he was also very fast. He was a ‘perfect fit’ for coach Enze Postekoglu’s attacking football, which uses a back four.
Van der Pen has played full-time as a starter in all 10 official matches so far. He gave an excellent performance without any flaws. He has been especially crucial in his last two consecutive clean sheets. In addition to the winning goal against Luton Town, he had a 94% pass success rate, 7 passes in the attacking area, 2 successful long passes (3 attempts), 2 successful tackles (2 attempts), 1 ball blocking, 1 clearance, and recovery. Recorded 6 successes, 3 successful ground duels (3 attempts), and 1 successful aerial duel (1 attempt). In addition, in the match against Fulham, he had a pass success rate of 92%, 10 passes in the attacking area, 5 clearances, 1 interception, 4 recoveries, 3 successful ground duels (5 attempts), and 1 foul.
Tottenham ranks second in the fewest goals conceded due to the center back combination of Van der Pen and Christian Romero. The effect of changing one center back was truly enormous.
Of course, ‘Light’ Vicario cannot be left out. Vicario also saved several goals with his amazing saving skills. With 4 clean sheets, he is tied for first place with Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace) and Nick Pope (Newcastle United), and is the sole leader with a save rate of 80%.
Van der Pen and Vicariona are both top signings.