Journalist issues positive update on Pape Matar Sarr’s loan spell at Metz

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Pape Matar Sarr
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Alasdair Gold of football.london has provided a positive update on Tottenham loanee Pape Matar Sarr during his time on loan at Metz. 

Spurs acquired the talented 19-year-old midfielder over the summer in what was a relatively low-key and understated move. 

He was sent back on loan to Ligue 1 side Metz for the season to gain consistent minutes and continue his development. 

Gold has provided his weekly update on the Spurs players currently out on loan, and picked out Sarr’s performances as ones to look out for. 

He played 72 minutes in a central midfield position as Metz recorded their first win of the season, beating Brest 2-1 on Sunday. 

Sarr led the side with a 75 per cent pass accuracy while managing to play four successful long balls out of five. 

The defensive side of his game also shone through at the weekend, where he won three of four aerial duels, registered two tackles and two interceptions. 

The Senegalese midfielder has also displayed his versatility this season, which saw him deployed in a more defensive role against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek. 

Sarr played the full 90 minutes against Mauricio Pochettino’s side and had to contend with the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum, Danilo Pereira and Rafinha in the middle of the park. 

Despite a late goal from Achraf Hakimi to hand the PSG a 2-1 win, Sarr didn’t look afraid to take the game to the French giants during the proceedings. 

In a game in which Metz were not expected to dominate possession, Sarr again led the team with 30 accurate passes coming to a 77 per cent success rate. 

His performances over the last week have helped Metz rise off the foot of the Ligue 1 table to 18th position, after failing to win any of their opening seven games. 

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Spurs fans will be pleased to hear 19-year-old Sarr is doing well with Metz and gaining vital minutes as he continues his development. The club’s track record when loaning players out has been quite patchy in recent seasons but hopefully, we have struck gold on this occasion. 

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