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A 22-minute cameo generated impressive numbers from one Spurs new boy

By Harry Hotspur -

I retain distinct doubts about players that have come from sides in free-fall, evidence-based facts are far more my cup of team, as opposed to listening to folk that daydream scenarios of unbridled success, based upon nothing but mindless goodwill.

Pape Matar Sarr made good use of his modest minutes against Sevilla. When one considers the time he had, such a heat map would be to anyone’s credit.

Total actions / successful 75%

Total successful actions are so important, these are the overarching credibility indicators. 15 out of 20 actions to the good – against a pressing Sevilla side is only to be commended.

Passing accuracy 100%

A passing accuracy of 100% is not to be sniffed at, either. Under any circumstances. Furthermore, the Senegalese only lost possession once,

The 19-year-old also won 67% of his ariel duels, and 50% of his defensive duels.

More, please.

These are early days for the boy, and when one criticizes players at this point, an author can get snapped at. That’s the trouble when presenting facts… some audiences aren’t ready for them.

Data: Wyscout

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Kwakspur
Kwakspur
2 months ago

So if the press are to be believed our choices for attacking midfielder are Lucas Paqueta, Maddison or Memphis Depay.

One of the 1st 2 would be a statement.

I guess we will see which direction we go in.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 months ago

Paratici was gushing over Sarr when we signed him.. Big things are expected of him.

Park Lane
Park Lane
2 months ago

What about a dissection of Hojbjerg’s performance? I hear he was absolute toilet?

Anon
Anon
2 months ago
Reply to  Park Lane

He seemed rusty, radar not tuned in. It’s game 2 of pre-season so surely can cut PEH some slack at this stage.

Park Lane
Park Lane
2 months ago
Reply to  Anon

I agree, that should apply for all players. But if other non-favourites are being scrutinised, the favourites should be too

at large
at large
2 months ago

I hope we don’t loan Sarr out. He can learn a lot from Bissouma. Maybe become a more attacking Kante.

Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
2 months ago

We could see first hand his engine while doing those pitch runs in training one of the vloggers said when he met him he was amazed at how large a frame he has just needs to fill out but that will come with time. I am more hopeful for Pap than I am for Bryan.

APW
APW
2 months ago

alright shoot me but when we signed him last year I watched some of his highlight reels on YouTube and was v impressed with his strength/skill/dribbing/ball retention….with everyone else coming in this guy has been under the radar….looking forward to seeing him too this season.

Have not looked forward to a new season as much since Jurgen joined in 1994

Charles Crawford
Charles Crawford
2 months ago

It’s striking how hard it is to find a reliably creative midfielder. We now have a lot of raw power in the midfield engine room, but nothing like a Modric or Eriksen.

Ndombele and Lo Celso arrived with rave reviews but then what? Ditto Gil.

Winks, Bentancur, Hojberg and maybe even Bissouma can do that one exceptional defence-opening pass on their day, but that’s not their main job.

Is Sarr what we need to bring on with 20 minutes to go to open up a team parking the bus? Perhaps. Lamela often did just that but was generally derided 😓😓

Archibald&Crooks
Archibald&Crooks
2 months ago

He looks a baller

coys1882
coys1882
2 months ago

I thought in his brief cameo the boy looked good H, so thank-you for highlighting his stats, which confirmed my impression. That heat map, for about 15 minutes of action, is more than creditable.

coys1882
coys1882
2 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Very true!

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