Ledley King admitted that he was impressed with what he saw from Manor Solomon in the winger’s first appearance for Tottenham against West Ham United on Tuesday.
The Israeli international showed plenty of aggression and energy both on and off the ball, which Ange Postecoglou would have been delighted to see.
Although not everything came off for the 23-year-old, he continued to be direct and gave the Hammers backline plenty of work to do.
His most impressive moment came in the middle of the first half when he cut inside past a couple of West Ham defenders and unleashed a curled effort, which required a sharp save from Lucas Fabianski.
Ledley King liked what he saw from Manor Solomon
Solomon came off at half-time as Tottenham fielded a completely different eleven for the second period, and King had some words of praise for the debutant at half-time.
When asked what he thought of the winger’s display, the 42-year-old told Spurs Play: “He has looked bright and lively. Coming in off that left, he looks to cut in. I like his movement, he’s very sharp.”
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The most impressive part of Solomon’s game was his tireless and incessant pressing off the ball.
The 23-year-old evidently has a fantastic engine and will be a useful weapon for Postecoglou, who clearly demands that the team counter-press effectively as soon as they lose the ball.
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