Tottenham keeper Guglielmo Vicario gives verdict on missed clean sheet opportunity vs Crystal Palace
Goalkeepers often bear the weight of both glory and despair. Tottenham keeper Guglielmo Vicario was amazing throughout the game against Crystal Palace, but it was very unfortunate that his performance could not warrant a clean sheet.
Since joining Tottenham last summer from Empoli, Vicario has quickly become an integral part of the squad. His performances between the posts have remained marked by moments of brilliance, showcasing his shot-stopping abilities, reflexes, and overall skill set.
While clean sheets are the ultimate goal for any goalkeeper, Vicario’s contributions go beyond just the numbers. He has demonstrated a deep commitment to the Lilywhites, and his presence in the squad has had a positive impact on the team’s overall defensive performance.
“Every game you want to keep a clean sheet. I am a little bit sad because it was in the 95 minutes. It is not so good for a keeper but I am happy for the lads. Great team spirit and we keep going.”
According to Sky Sports (h/t BBC), his sentiments reflect the selflessness and camaraderie that define a cohesive team. While a goalkeeper’s emotions may waver in the face of late drama, the broader context of team success remains paramount. The goal in itself that Tottenham conceded, Vicario could not have done much about it.
Vicario for the Lilywhites
Jordan Ayew found himself in the middle of a lot of space and launching such a powerful shot from point-blank range, there’s hardly any keeper who could have kept that out of the net.
But from a general context throughout the season, Vicario’s shot-stopping abilities have been crucial in key moments. His performances have instilled confidence in the backline, enabling them to play with assurance, knowing that they have a reliable last line of defence in Vicario.
The statistic of four clean sheets in 10 games is a testament to Vicario’s impact on Tottenham’s defensive solidity. However, it is also not just about the number of clean sheets but the timing of these shutouts that is noteworthy.
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Vicario’s performances have contributed to Tottenham’s positive start to the season. The team’s unbeaten run, with Postecoglou yet to taste a league defeat as Spurs boss, is indicative of their improved defensive resilience and collective determination.