According to Tim Sherwood, Yves Bissouma, Pape Matar Sarr, and Destiny Udogie have all managed to turn their career around under Ange Postecoglou this season.
Since the arrival of Ange Postecoglou, it’s fair to say a number of players have excelled in his attacking, expansive system.
The team as a whole is flourishing right now, and sits on top of the Premier League table as we head into the weekend’s action.
After a dismal campaign last year, the likes of Cristian Romero, Heung-min Son, and Dejan Kulusevski appear to be back to their best.
Meanwhile, Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr have formed a terrific partnership in the middle of the park and appear to be the choice pairing in central midfield, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg losing his regular spot.
One of the stars of the season so far, has been young Destiny Udogie. Having signed for Spurs last summer, he spent the 2022/23 campaign on loan with his former club Udinese, but has certainly made his arrival in North London felt this term.
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Bissouma, Sarr, and Udogie are on the rise
Apparently, the trio of Bissouma, Sarr, and Udogie, were all ‘surplus to requirements’ at Tottenham previously, but have managed to salvage their careers, according to Tim Sherwood.
He told the No Tippy Tappy Football Podcast: “If you’re a player in that dressing room, the manager gives you the confidence to go toe-to-toe with any team. You have a manager who trusts you and he’s improved the individuals.
“There are loads of players there like Sarr, and Udogie who’s been fantastic when he’s come back from loan, Bissouma has been outstanding. Everyone thought they were surplus to requirements, but suddenly this guy has shown them a bit of love and now the recruitment doesn’t look half bad.”
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The idea that these three were surplus to requirements is a bit of a stretch. I think Bissouma was always going to be given the time to settle in, and Udogie stayed at Udinese to help his development.
Sarr is the only one who I think was close to leaving, and while they have all performed brilliantly this season, I don’t think they exactly needed to save their careers.