The word that came to my mind after seeing a prospect who played for about 30 minutes…’Is it better than a non-suma?’

Pape Matar Sar is clearly showing his skills in his short playing time.

Tottenham Hotspur won a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace in the 19th round of the EPL in the 2022-23 season held at Selhurst Park in London, England at 5 am (Korean time) on the 5th. With this victory, Tottenham maintained 5th place and narrowed the gap with 4th place Manchester United to 2 points.

Before the match, coach Antonio Conte was thinking about the composition of the midfield. With Rodrigo Bentancur injured and Yves Bisuma unable to play due to cumulative warnings, Pierre-Emile Hoivier’s partner will be vacant. Oliver Skip was dropped as the starter. Skip played in the first team from a young age as a Tottenham star youth and improved further when he was on loan at Norwich City.

Skip was in a more defensive position than Hojbjerg. Hoivier relieved the defensive burden and moved forward. No major mistakes, but not impressive. Especially in the on-the-ball situation, there were many regrettable times. In the 21st minute of the second half, Sar, who came in as a substitute for Skip, stood out more. Sar showed more even though he digested less time than Skip. 토토

Sar is his 2002-born youngster who came to Tottenham after a good run at FC Metz. He has established himself in the Senegal A national team and his potential is clear. In Tottenham, it was only a bench resource, but I got a chance amid injuries and discipline from the main players. Sar was ahead of skip in all aspects of build-up and defense. Even if the Palace defense was pressurized, it was stable by linking with colleagues and playing important defense.

The total number of touches was 28, and the number of skips until the 21st minute in the second half was 38. There was so much involvement. England’s ‘Football London’ said, “Saar was a brilliant cameo. Sar, who played the second EPL game after being replaced by skip, was calm. He blocked the Palace attack well and showed a decisive interception at the end of the second half,” giving a rating of 7 points.

Tottenham fan community ‘Spurs Web’ called Sar ‘Star Boy’. He expressed both praise and anticipation, “It was very impressive. He was classy and calm in every scene, both on and off the ball, and even showed his creativity. I hope he jumps more and shows more.”

With Bentancur’s injury continuing and Bisuma’s disappointing performance, it has been speculated that Sar may gain playing time in the future. Some say he is better than a non-suma.