Ivan Perisic (Tottenham Hotspur), who became the culprit of the come-from-behind defeat, could not escape harsh criticism.
Tottenham lost 2-4 to Manchester City in the 7th round of the English Premier League (PL) in the 2022-23 season held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England at 5 am (Korean time) on the 20th.
Tottenham (33 points), who suffered two league losses in a row, stayed in 5th place. The gap with 4th place Newcastle United (38 points) could not be narrowed, and only one win in the last five league games.
The start was good. He gave Man City the lead in the game, but did not concede with a solid defense.
Rather, he even scored the first goal after waiting. In the 44th minute of the first half, Dejan Kulusevski broke the balance of 0 after breaking off an easy pass by opponent goalkeeper Ederson. 온라인바카라
Tottenham, riding on momentum, ran away with one more goal in extra time in the first half. Harry Kane got the ball with tenacity and even attempted a shot, but the goalkeeper blocked it. Emerson Royal, who was rushing it, split the net with a header.
Tottenham had a two-goal lead in the first half, but collapsed helplessly. Six minutes into the second half, Julian Alvarez equalized. In the process, Perisic made a breakthrough too easily.
In the 13th minute of the second half, when the score was tied 2-2, the decision was left unsatisfactory. In a counterattack situation, Kulusevski’s cross was headed towards Perisic. It was a no-mark opportunity, but Perisic’s shot hit the goalpost after hitting the defender who was positioned first.
This wasn’t the end. In the 18th minute of the second half, in the course of Man City’s reverse goal, he rushed out to cut the ball off and allowed space. In the end, Riyad Mahrez’s come-from-behind goal came from this scene.
The British media’BBC’ pointed out, “Perisic has to take some responsibility in the process of Man City’s reverse goal. He couldn’t cut off the ball and freed Mahrez.”
In the end, Perisic was the first to be replaced in the 24th minute of the second half. ‘BBC’ said, “Today, Perisic had a terrible time by Mahrez. He became the first replacement target in both teams,” he said of his sluggish appearance.