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“He was brilliant” – Ange Postecoglou singles out Tottenham star for his ‘mature’ performance against Villa

By Mehdi Gokal -

Tottenham central midfielder, Pape Matar Sarr, continues to establish himself as a pivotal figure in Ange Postecoglou’s lineup.

The 21-year-old Senegalese talent has been a consistent presence in Spurs’ matches whenever available, showcasing his versatility and impact on the pitch.

In Tottenham’s recent crucial away fixture against Aston Villa, Sarr played a massive role in breaking the deadlock with a superbly delivered cross from the right-hand side, setting up a goal for Maddison.

Despite receiving an early booking, Sarr maintained his composure and energetic performance until his substitution, earning praise from manager Ange Postecoglou for his maturity and contribution to the team’s success.

Speaking on The Review Show, Postecoglou highlighted Sarr’s brilliant energy and quality, emphasising his importance in key moments of the game.

He also commended Sarr’s maturity and high potential, noting his commitment and dedication on the field.

He said (quotes via club’s official site):

“He was brilliant, his energy… he’s got great quality, it was a great ball into Madders for the first goal, and that was an important goal.”

“He always gives everything. I thought he was unlucky with the yellow card, to be honest, but, again, he handled himself well. For a young man, he’s very mature and the beauty of guys like that, and we’ve a few in our team, they’ve got such a high ceiling… in fact, they’ve probably got no ceiling to the kind of footballers they can be.”

Sarr’s commitment to Tottenham’s long-term vision was evident when he signed a new contract in January, extending his deal until 2030.

In his debut season, Sarr has made 23 appearances in the English top-flight, showcasing his versatility with three goals and three assists.

With exceptional abilities in both offensive and defensive aspects of the game, Sarr has become an indispensable asset for Tottenham, contributing significantly to the team’s performances on the field.

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