Clinton Morrison, a BBC Sport analyst, wasn’t impressed with Guglielmo Vicario’s performance for Tottenham Hotspur against Brentford.
With the Australian coach in charge of his team’s incomings and outgoings, North London has experienced a significant amount of upheaval this summer.
The loss of Harry Kane, who made his debut for Bayern Munich yesterday, is the topic of most conversation.
Spurs have, however, also added a few significant players since the conclusion of the previous season.
James Maddison already appears to have been a wise acquisition.
He appeared to be a leader on the pitch and contributed to both of Tottenham’s goals in the opening period.
Both Micky Van de Ven and Destiny Udogie, who were making their competitive Spurs debuts, received starts.
In the early stages of the game, Morrison wasn’t too confident about new Tottenham custodian Guglielmo Vicario.
Hugo Lloris has served the club for ten years, so the £17 million Italian faces a challenging task in assuming his position as the new custodian.
Vicario, the Tottenham custodian, is unknown to Morrison.
It’s now common for teams to try to play out from the back, and Spurs appear to be following that strategy, according to Morrison, who was speaking on BBC 5 Live.
“[Guglielmo] Vicario needs to be more accurate with his footwork, although Brentford gets good closing down from Wissa.”
Ange Postecoglou has already put his mark on Tottenham’s style of play, switching their formation and attacking approach.
Antonio Conte’s passive approach to matches wasn’t the easiest on the eye and relied heavily on Kane bailing them out in games where they couldn’t break the opposition down.
Postecoglou appears to be putting more emphasis on moving the ball quickly up the pitch and using Maddison as his main creative outlet.
Guglielmo Vicario’s function in this system is to provide his defenders with options while in possession and make the correct pass under pressure.
Morrison noticed that Vicario came dangerously close to being caught multiple times as he attempted to launch Tottenham’s offenses.
Although it’s not an easy skill, Spurs would have known he possessed it before signing him.
He had no control over Brentford’s goals, which, in the end, represented his most significant contribution to the team.