Plenty of Tottenham Hotspur fans were left extremely impressed with the performance of Japhet Tanganga in their 2-0 victory against Manchester City on Sunday.
The 20-year-old was making only his third Premier League appearance in his career (Transfermarkt), but once again produced an extremely accomplished display which can be backed up by looking at the statistics.
Indeed, during the 90 minutes, Tanganga made four clearances, four tackles and three interceptions, won six of his nine ground duels, won all three of his aerial duels and blocked one shot as he helped Spurs keep a clean sheet(via SofaScore). Added to that, he was also playing at left-back which shows that he is very versatile having also played at right-back and centre-back this term (Transfermarkt).
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Having also produced a quality display against Liverpool for which he received a SofaScore rating of 7.4, he is certainly showing that he has a lot of potential. It would be fair to say that the Spurs fans were absolutely buzzing with his latest performance, here is what some had to say about it on Twitter…
Japhet Tanganga is unbelievable.
— Hotspur Edition (@HotspurEdition) February 2, 2020
He is one amazing player.
Love his approach, gives 200% and is a baller
— geschmackfuchs (@geschmackfuchs) February 2, 2020
I’ve seen him play left back, centre back and right back and still don’t understand his actual position. The lad is class
— Sam Simpson-Candlin (@candlinsam) February 2, 2020
Our best RB CB LB 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/gLWYnOnhon
— Aden• (@hengy) February 2, 2020
Can we just talk about Tanganga for a minute? He’s come into the first team & the guy looks like he’s been playing at this level for years. Another brilliant display from him again today.
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) February 2, 2020
He’s incredible. Makes you wonder how on earth he was never fancied before and who else in the youth setup may be worth taking a gamble on……… 🦜
— Chris Wyse (@sunners14) February 2, 2020
Light years ahead of Sanchez
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) February 2, 2020
Legit not seen anyone defend Mahrez that well. He offered absolutely nothing all game
— Alex G (@gibgibgib1) February 3, 2020
Playing like a big money signing. Huge talent
— John Cozens (@john_cozens68) February 2, 2020
Spurs fans, do you think that Japhet Tanganga is set to become a regular in your defence? Let us know below…
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