Postecoglou lyrical about lightning-fast record breaker Van de Ven

Tottenham Hotspur defender Micky van de Ven is in the spotlight this week, after being clocked as the fastest player of this Premier League season against Brentford. At the press conference on Friday, coach Ange Postecoglou sang the praises of the Dutch summer signing.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 02:44, 9 Feb 2024

Micky van de Ven, in his inaugural season with Tottenham Hotspur, has not only integrated seamlessly into the team but also set a new benchmark for speed within the Premier League, achieving an astounding top speed of 37.38 kilometers per hour in a match last week.

This remarkable feat has not been surpassed by any player in the league this season, underscoring Van de Ven's exceptional physical capabilities and his significant impact on the field.

Ange Postecoglou, Tottenham's head coach, expressed his admiration for Van de Ven's performance, highlighting that the player's speed was a known commodity when he was signed. However, it's Van de Ven's application of his speed that has impressed the most. According to Postecoglou, the Dutch defender's ability to utilize his pace effectively, especially in defensive scenarios against some of the league's leading strikers, has been instrumental in his successful adaptation to the demands of the Premier League.

Postecoglou also pointed out Van de Ven's rapid adjustment to the Premier League, which is particularly notable given that he had only spent one full season in the Bundesliga prior to his move to Tottenham. Despite suffering an injury against Chelsea, Van de Ven's resilience and physical fitness have allowed him to quickly return to top form, demonstrating his robustness and commitment to the team. Postecoglou emphasized the defender's contribution to the team's recent demanding schedule, including matches against Brentford and Everton, where Van de Ven's performance was crucial.

Looking ahead, Tottenham is set to face Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, with the team receiving a significant boost. Heung-Min Son, the South Korean captain, is available for selection after his country's semi-final exit in the Asia Cup. Son has expressed his eagerness to get back on the pitch for Tottenham immediately, adding another dimension to the team's attacking options. Additionally, Yves Bissouma is back in contention for a place in the team after concluding his duties with Mali in the Africa Cup, providing further depth and versatility to Tottenham's midfield.

As Tottenham Hotspur prepares for their upcoming match, the spotlight will undoubtedly remain on Van de Ven, whose record-breaking speed and adaptability have made him a player to watch this season. With key players like Son and Bissouma returning, the team looks well-positioned to build on their recent performances and continue their pursuit of success in the Premier League.

Updated: 02:44, 9 Feb 2024