Michael Owen has changed his mind about Guglielmo Vicario after Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 win over Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.
Last week, the former England striker claimed Guglielmo Vicario looked “half-shaky” on his debut as Tottenham recorded a 2-2 draw at Brentford.
But yesterday against Manchester United, Owen revealed he was “impressed” by the club’s new number one goalkeeper after his “really good” performance, he said Premier League Productions (8/19/23 at 7:40 p.m.).
Spurs were the better side in the second half as both goals, from Pape Matar Sarr and a Lisandro Martinez own goal, came during that period.
But it was only after a period of real pressure in the first half that the away team missed a number of scoring chances.
That was largely thanks to Vicario’s efforts between the posts and after Owen’s comments last week he was certain he would hand the Italian his flowers this time.
“I was particularly impressed by the goalkeeper,” said Owen. “Especially in this game. I thought he looked half shaky on his debut.
“But (against Manchester United) he looked really good.”
Vicario’s arrival was a long time coming
It could be argued that Tottenham should have invested in a player like Vicario two seasons ago as Hugo Lloris’ performances have been on the decline for some time.
Last season was the last straw that broke the camel’s back and he knew it, as there were just too many error-prone performances from the world champion – he’ll be making his way to the exit before the summer transfer window hits.
If Vicario can achieve what Lloris accomplished for much of his Spurs career then, like the Frenchman, he will be at the club’s side for at least a decade between the posts.
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