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Richarlison gets the nod: Conte’s Starting XI vs Marseille

By Harry Hotspur -

The return to the Champions League has been heralded by Spurs by a £2 hike in the program price, but compared to the hefty ticket prices, what’s another few coins? Maybe one day, it will be spent on players that a coach can use to advance the team before he’s forced to exit the premises forever.

This is Conte up against it, from here on in, and it was no surprise that the gaffer refused to agree that we landed in a softer group than some. Tottenham under the Italian has fielded very similar starting xis with little or no rotation. Add the pressure of a condensed fixture list because of the World Cup and the cries from fans to see Djed Spence and others may well reach fever pitch. One or two injuries and Antonio will have no alternative but to run out his less favoured players.

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Tangangry
Tangangry
22 days ago

Conte got it wrong last night IMO. They were clearly under instruction to play through the middle and try the little flick on for the deep runner. But there was just acres and acres of space for the wingbacks but nobody was popping a diagonal ball over the top for them – it was just bizarre.

I know he’s a noob, but for me the game was absolutely set up for Djed Spence to come on and start bombing down the flank. Instead we got poor decision making and an almost hit and hope tactic through the centre circle on the off chance that one flick might work eventually.

Another opportunity for me to harp on about the folly of us not investing in a world class right wing back.

at large
at large
21 days ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Everyone but Spence played RWB yesterday. First Royal, then Kulu, then Tanganga played out wide for a couple of shifts with PEH dropping back before Conte put Doherty in. If Lucas was healthy he probably would’ve played there too.

But I agree with you Spence deserves a shot.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
21 days ago
Reply to  at large

Seconded..

Sonificent
Sonificent
21 days ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

Ho-efully this isn’t the start of Conte realizing what Levy is. Spence wasn’t the managers choice.

Paddio
Paddio
21 days ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Conte sees him as making up the numbers for the training pitch.
Time for the sharp harp

at large
at large
21 days ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Now that I think about it, Romero dropped a beautiful diagonal to Perisic, who of course muffed it. Romero was soon pulled…

Tangangry
Tangangry
22 days ago

Not only a £2 hike for a programme Harry, I was more dismayed to find the Neck Oil has gone from a fiver to £6.29 – cheeky sods!

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
22 days ago

According to the stats, Son gave the ball away 17 times – it felt like it

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
22 days ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

He earned the red, but was very poor again. Kane, Richie, and Kulu should start at City.

Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
22 days ago

Only just seen the clip of Richarlison going to his parents in the crowd.
Made me realise what an “elder statesman” Perisic is (he grabs him and has some words of encouragement and doesnt boot him up the ‘arris this time).

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
22 days ago

Having Perisic in there is brilliant. A grown-up, damn good footballer.

Mark Baldwin
Mark Baldwin
22 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Given how good he is, it struck me as odd how little of the ball he saw up to the time he put in the cross for Richarlison’s first goal.

dembeleshapedhole
dembeleshapedhole
22 days ago

the arse kick was brilliant from Perisic

Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
22 days ago

This statement is non judgemental just a warning for Citeh
The marking for the first goal was very Spursy.
Each attacker is covered by a defender apart from Richarlison who is in space consequently an almost perfect header.
An attacker can still win the ball but it is a cardinal sin to leave an opponent unmarked.

Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
22 days ago

Poor old Kulu sacrificed because Conte for all his temper tantrums hasn’t got the cojones to bench Son.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
21 days ago

Alternatively – we only eventually beat 10 men, which Son, due to his top of our range pace, was responsible for. No Son, no red card leg-up, less likely win. ?

East Stand
East Stand
22 days ago

Did Romero go off with some kind of injury or tight hammy? I hope not.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
22 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Being saved for Citeh..Haaland on his mind.

Last edited 22 days ago by Billy Tonsils
East Stand.
East Stand.
22 days ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

👍

Aussie In Tanzania
Aussie In Tanzania
22 days ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

Gonna pull that weirdos hair too

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
22 days ago

Have the asthma pumps been taken off LFC..

Dexter
Dexter
22 days ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

Maybe a bit early, but alarm bells are getting louder.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
22 days ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

The defending by Liverpool was out of this world last night….and not in a good way.

Unbelievably poor, schoolboy stuff.

Cabspur
Cabspur
22 days ago

Richy with his family in the stadium , well done mate.

Spurious
Spurious
22 days ago
Reply to  Cabspur

He needs to start again against City with Kulu in for Son.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
22 days ago
Reply to  Spurious

Agreed, and city need to play 10 men.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
22 days ago
Reply to  Spurious

Sadly Son is killing us right now.

Kane is a bit lost too but just has that autopilot level of quality which still means you’d never take him out of the side.

at large
at large
22 days ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

You could argue that Son’s drawing the red card won us the game.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
22 days ago
Reply to  at large

Sure, I joked he still has his pace.

But that first half he stood out as particularly weak – I’d need to see the stats on how often he was caught on the ball because it seemed like A LOT.

East Stand
East Stand
22 days ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Class is permanent but Sonny seems to be a bit of a ‘confidence player’, he needs his tail up to perform but right now it obviously looks very much down…

Bueller
Bueller
22 days ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

And he is posting good numbers to be fair to him. We’ve seen him in worse form, no?

Edit: Kane I meant, not Son, he’s been pretty rotten obv.

Last edited 22 days ago by bueller
HarryKaneIsInOurHearts
HarryKaneIsInOurHearts
22 days ago

Bissouma just Winks in disguise

Bueller
Bueller
22 days ago

Nah

HarryKaneIsInOurHearts
HarryKaneIsInOurHearts
22 days ago
Reply to  Bueller

Don’t think I’ve seen him make a forward pass, definitely not a good start to his Spurs career either way.

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
22 days ago

Haaland to come at the weekend. The fun gets better.

Ian
Ian
22 days ago

Hopefully Citeh will rest Haaland 🙏

at large
at large
22 days ago
Reply to  Ian

That’ll be the day.

Eddie
Eddie
22 days ago

Kane’s shooting has been woeful tonight.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
22 days ago
Reply to  Eddie

Kane is in maximum greedy mode, snatching at things

Spurious
Spurious
22 days ago

4th crap performance in a row. Conte needs to get a grip.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
22 days ago
Reply to  Spurious

Fulham was not a bad performance :/

East Stand
East Stand
22 days ago
Reply to  Spurious

Hopefully this resilience to get results when not playing well will also mean we can win playing well, occasionally?

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
22 days ago

A very strange performance. Kane looks leggy and has taken up some weird positions, I’m not sure what role he was trying to play

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
22 days ago

Kane is out of form and a bit desperate/snatchy.

Son is out of form and a bit weak/lacking in confidence.

If those two are in better form we score nearly every counter.

Cabspur
Cabspur
22 days ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Still beasting them in training??

Cabspur
Cabspur
22 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Your early comment will turn out correct I’m 100% sure , either of these 2 teams ain’t winning it.

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
22 days ago

Pleased for Rich and happy for the win but Conte is riding his luck..

East Stand
East Stand
22 days ago

I agree, Richarlison seems to be determined to prove himself at a big club. As you say, how much longer can we play like this and get away with it?

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
22 days ago

Replacing Romero with Tanganga was a masterstroke.

at large
at large
22 days ago

It must have confused them

East Stand.
East Stand.
22 days ago
Reply to  at large

They’d probably done their homework on Sanchez as the sun defender, Japhet was an unexpected swerve ball!! 😂

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
22 days ago

You wouldn’t like me when I’m Tang-angry

at large
at large
22 days ago

It was the Tanganga sub that opened up the game.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
22 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

The red was earned.

Could have been better for us if Son continued and scored to break his duck rather than the red, somethings up with the bloke he was cheaply robbed of the ball about 10 times that first half and he can’t seem to strike a football in anger.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
22 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Maybe Richarlison keeps flicking him with a towel in the showers

Dexter
Dexter
22 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Certainly seems like Richarlison has caused a Sonny malfunction. He seemed to be operating well with Kulusevski on the right, but Richarlison comes in and he looks very very out of sorts. His entire demeanour has ‘very unhappy’ written all over it.

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
22 days ago

Richy is at his best in the air, begs the question why we don’t feed him crosses?

Cabspur
Cabspur
22 days ago

i can answer that from corners😀

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
22 days ago

Neither Kane or Richarlison are slouches in the air…Perisic seems capable of crossing, could be a regular source of goals

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
22 days ago

Two moments of genuine quality. Well done Richie, PEH and Perisic.

Spurious
Spurious
22 days ago

Pay back time for the 60 mill.

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