Tottenham Hotspur’s Paulo Gazzaniga has always been given chances to impress by manager Pochettino, with the Argentine shot-stopper looking impressive at times.
However, Spurs fans will get to well and truly see what Gazza is made of over the next couple of months as he steps into the first-team berth as Tottenham’s number one keeper.
This comes after Hugo Lloris dislocated his elbow against Brighton last time out, with Gazzaniga coming on as a sub just two minutes into that game.
The 27-year-old claims that the Brighton game was different for him as he was not comfortable seeing his captain leave the game in that way. However, he states that he is ready and believes in himself and his teammates to be strong now.
Gazzaniga has played 15 games for Spurs across three seasons in North London, but he is surely set to greatly improve that tally over the rest of 2019 (Wikipedia).
Gazza said (Tottenham): “It’s always the same answer, I’m ready. I try to be focussed. I believe in myself and my team-mates, and that’s the only way. We know we have to be strong. At home, especially, we have to be strong.
“This [Brighton] was different. I wasn’t comfortable seeing Hugo coming out of the game in that way. Everyone knows what he means for the team and for the Club, our captain.
“Now it’s about having the right mentality and being focussed, starting against Watford.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
At times, I have seen Gazzaniga and thought he has what it takes to be Spurs’ next first-choice keeper. At other times, I have looked at him and thought that he doesn’t quite have enough. However, it is hard to judge a keeper on isolated matches. This will give fans and Poch a good chance to see how he does with an extended run in the team.
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