Another worry hanging over Tottenham Hotspur’s roster as they get ready for games is the possibility that important players will have to serve suspensions as a result of receiving too many yellow cards in the Premier League.
Ange Postecoglou, the manager of the Spurs, has already faced many difficulties as a result of the injury crisis, which includes prominent absences such as James Maddison, Micky van de Ven, Manor Solomon, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ryan Sessegnon, and Ivan Perisic. The impact of these personnel setbacks is highlighted by the recent run of results, which includes just one point from the last five Premier League games.
Five other Tottenham players are balancing their disciplinary records, while Cristian Romero has just returned from a three-match ban and Yves Bissouma has served a ban for collecting five yellow cards this season. Postecoglou’s concerns are allayed by Bissouma’s return.
Yves Bissouma, a midfielder for Tottenham, was given a yellow card against Wolves.
Squad management is further complicated by the possibility of suspensions for players such as Pape Matar Sarr, Dejan Kulusevski, Pedro Porro, Cristian Romero, Destiny Udogie, and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Is Ange having too much going on?
Compared to the other players, Udogie has four yellow cards. You can verify the statistics by visiting the Premier League website. Any player who receives five bookings in the season’s first 19 league games will automatically be suspended for one match, per league regulations.
Aside from managing a thinned-out roster, Postecoglou will have to carefully manage the upcoming games to make sure these important players stay out of trouble, which could further limit his options.
Star player for Tottenham Destiny Udogie is just one yellow card away from suspension.
Tottenham needs to keep their squad deep because they have big matches coming up over the holiday season.