Yves Bissouma has revealed the reason why he was late to training on the second day of coach Anger Postekoglou’s regime.
Britain’s ‘The Sun’ reported on the 24th (Korean time), “Tottenham Hotspur coach Postekoglou told Bissouma that he could be the team’s leader on the first day of pre-season. However, Bissouma was said to be late for training the next morning. “He revealed the anecdote.
Bissouma is a defensive midfielder whose strengths include tackling, defensive ability, and high activity level. He started his professional career at Real Bamako in 2014, moved on to Lille, and then donned the Brighton shirt in 2018. Bissouma immediately stepped up to the starting lineup and took charge of the team’s midfield for four consecutive seasons.
Just looking at the statistics is very impressive. According to soccer statistics media ‘WhoScored.com’, Bissouma’s average number of tackles and interceptions per game in the 2021-22 season was 4.8, the fourth highest in the Premier League (PL). Additionally, the pass success rate was 89.2%, the highest in Brighton.
However, he was unable to properly prove his worth after transferring to Tottenham. Coach Antonio Conte mainly used a 3-4-3 formation and used only two players in midfield. Coach Conte used Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur as the starting players. There was no place for Bisuma. He was also hampered by injuries. Bissouma suffered a fractured ankle in February last season and was unable to play for about three months.
Putting his disappointing first season behind him, he prepared for the season with a fresh mind under the new coach. Coach Postekoglou’s appointment was a great fortune for Bissouma. Coach Postekoglou formed a midfield line by placing Pape Sar along with Bissouma and James Madison above him.
The effect was clear. Bissouma is contributing greatly to Tottenham’s upward trend at the beginning of the season by showing the vigorous activity, defensive ability, and forwardism he showed during his time at Brighton. In particular, against Manchester United, Bissouma stirred up the midfield to the extent that it was called the ‘game of a lifetime’.
In response to this performance, on the 13th, ‘Talk Sports’ asked, ‘What did you do to Bisuma? When asked if he was ‘too good’, coach Postekoglou said: “There is nothing special. What is important for a player is the environment. After a disappointing season, you can blame the coach or other things, but now you have to look only at yourself. You have to rebuild your career and be the best. “I need to be able to advance as a player,” he said.먹튀검증
He continued, “When I took over, it was the international match period and Bisuma was on the team. I told Bisuma, “You can become the leader of this team.” I saw him grow in training, but the next day, he was late for training. The leader was “I said I had to be on time. I’ve been doing well ever since. If you want to be the best, you have to have no excuses. It’s up to the player to think like that,” he added.
As coach Postekoglou said, Bissouma confessed that he was late on the second day. He said: “I had a little problem with my car that day. I had a flat tire and there was a lot of traffic. That’s not an excuse. All players know they have to be on time. I arrived late and coach Postekoglou caught me. “I said I was sorry and explained the reason to him,” he said of the situation at the time.
He continued: “He said, ‘If you want to be a leader or a big player, you have to be on time and respect every detail of the club.’ It’s really about respect. I said I was sorry to him and the players. And now “He is always the first to arrive at training,” he continued.
Meanwhile, Tottenham is scheduled to play the ‘North London Derby’ with Arsenal in the 6th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) to be held at the Emirates Stadium in London, England at 10 pm on the 24th. As both teams are undefeated with 4 wins and 1 draw, it is expected that there will be a fierce match.