Tottenham Hotspur Manager Ange Postecoglou Leaning Towards Richarlison Over Brennan Johnson for Fulham Clash
According to The Evening Standard, Brennan Johnson might make a return to the squad for tonight’s match against Fulham after sitting out the last two games due to a hamstring injury. The 22-year-old hasn’t been in action since his first start under Postecoglou in the North London Derby last month.
Despite Johnson’s £45 million arrival on deadline day, his promising performance against Arsenal was cut short due to injury. In his absence, Richarlison made a comeback, contributing an assist in the 2-1 victory over Liverpool. However, Richarlison’s half-time substitution in the 1-0 win at Luton, marked by missed opportunities, raises questions about his place.
A recent report suggests that Ange Postecoglou is more inclined to stick with Richarlison tonight. The Evening Standard reports that Postecoglou faces a decision between Richarlison and Johnson for the left-wing position in the upcoming match.
Johnson’s condition was to be evaluated over the weekend following his hamstring injury, making it more likely that Richarlison will retain his place on the left alongside Son Heung-Min and Dejan Kulusevski.
While Richarlison has faced challenges this season, displaying moments of promise, he has struggled to find the back of the net and lost his spot as Spurs’ No. 9 to Son earlier in the season. However, he showed his potential on the left side during a memorable performance as a substitute against Sheffield United last month.
As for Johnson, his bright performance at the Emirates Stadium is promising, but Postecoglou may exercise caution to avoid rushing his return from injury.