Dejan Kulusevski pays homage to LeBron James after equalising against Manchester City
In a thrilling encounter against Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur’s Dejan Kulusevski emerged as the hero, paying homage to basketball legend LeBron James with a celebratory gesture after securing a crucial equalizer in the dying moments of the match.
Trailing 3-2 to Manchester City in second-half stoppage time, Kulusevski showcased his aerial prowess by rising above the defence to win a header against Nathan Ake. The Swedish international’s well-timed leap and powerful header beat City’s goalkeeper Ederson, finding the back of the net and securing a vital point for Spurs at the Etihad Stadium.
Not many gave Tottenham a chance heading into this game given their recent run of form, losing three back-to-back Premier League games. Moreover, the opposition, Pep Guardiola’s Man City have a near-perfect home record apart from being the current champions of the division. Keeping all of this in mind coupled with Spurs’ injury issues, the point they walk away with stands as a point very well earned.
The celebration, known as ‘The Silencer,’ mirrors James’ iconic moves of banging his chest twice and pushing his hands down while lifting alternate knees – a gesture that resonates with James’ legacy as the all-time leading point scorer in NBA history.
The match itself was a rollercoaster of emotions for both sets of fans. Tottenham, having faced three consecutive defeats in the league, were determined to turn the tide. Despite trailing earlier in the game, Spurs showcased resilience, and Kulusevski’s late heroics ensured they left the Etihad with a well-deserved point.
Kulusevski’s ability to impact the game in crucial moments is a positive sign for Tottenham, especially considering the challenging period they are going through with injuries and suspensions. Deki now has four goals and an assist in 15 appearances across all competitions.
As earlier mentioned, the draw against the reigning champions not only ended Spurs’ three-match losing streak but also showcased the team’s fighting spirit under manager Ange Postecoglou who stuck by his game plan even in the face of scrutiny and criticism.
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Tottenham are now fifth on the table, trailing Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Aston Villa. Six points separate the Gunners from the Lilywhites, and as the season goes on, we hope we can put up a fight for the title, especially after starting the season so well.