Son Heung-min (29, Tottenham Hotspur) rested.
Tottenham’s rotation was quite unusual. Players you would not normally see stepped on the ground. In the end, in the first leg of the Europa Conference League playoffs, which is the third part of the European club competition, Pasoud de Pereira (Portugal) was defeated.
Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-0 to Ferreira in the first leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League play-off match for the 2021-2022 season held at Istadio Capital do Mobel in Peheira, Portugal on the 20th (Korean time).
Tottenham Hotspur ranked 7th in the Premier League for the 2020-2021 season and moved down to the Conference League, the third division after the Champions League and Europa League. Aside from the merit of winning a Europa League ticket for the next season, it is a rather vague tournament for Tottenham.
The schedule is also tight. Less than three days after the game against Pereira, they have to play the second round of the English Premier League against Wolverhampton on the 22nd.
Noonu Santo’s choice was rotation.
Heung-Min Son, Lucas Mora, Dele Alli and other players who started in the opening match against Manchester City on the 16th were all excluded from the list. Harry Kane, who was embroiled in transfer rumors, did not even accompany him. With the exception of Ben Davis, Matt Doherty, Harry Winks, Giovanni Rosselso, and Ryan Sessegnon, the list was filled with unfamiliar faces.
The rotation was a complete failure. Tottenham, whose player composition itself was awkward, was so helpless. I couldn’t even create such a chance. Only 2 shots. However, there was not a single shot on goal towards goal. In the end, in the 45th minute of the first half, Peheira’s counterattack fell to her knees. He conceded a goal to Lucas Silva and lost the first leg.
Tottenham Hotspur will play the second leg of the playoffs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the 27th. Again, it is a tight schedule ahead of Watford on the 29th.