Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League Journey Hits by Mourinho’s Effect

Popularly known as The Special One, Jose Mourinho has his special skills to turn clubs around just as this time in Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League journey this season. Surely the team did not get a huge change right away since it takes time for a plan to work. A manager will have to make sure that his plan works for the team he is managing. It takes a bit of time for that to be seen. At the moment Tottenham has its three wins in its last five matches in the Premier League. Moreover it has its matchups in the Round of 16 of the Champions League as well. The possibilities remain pretty wide open for the London team to grab silverwares at the end of the season with Mourinho on the hot seat.

So far Jose Mourinho has been known as a kind of hired gun with the total of nine teams that he managed for the last twenty seasons within the professional football managing world. At some points previously the given time is not really there for him to deliver decent results. On some other occasions the support given by the boards of the club is not what he needed to achieve a great outcome in the end. Yet he was the one to bring Chelsea to win the Premier League two times in a row. Even on his return to Chelsea ten years later he brought the team to win another league title. He even led Inter Milan to win two scudetto in a row.

So far Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League journey has run quite well. The initial phase of Mourinho’s effect can be seen there in which the structure of the team has been altered. During the period between November 2019 and January 2020 there have been eight matches of Premier League in which Tottenham secured five wins, one draw and two defeats. That is a decent form for the team upon the takeover of the hot seat by Mourinho.

Unfortunately the main power of the first phase of structural change within the team has just gone. Kane struck by injury while Eriksen moved to Inter Milan that slowed Tottenham a bit in phase two. During January Tottenham cannot get a win in the domestic league by just securing one draw and two defeats. Yet the next period saw three wins for the team as Mourinho has figured out the way to deal with the attacking front once again. The absence of Kane is somewhat filled by Son with his six goals out of the eleven total goals in this period. That fact alongside the roles of Harry Winks and Giovani Lo Celso helped the team a lot.

Another unfortunate thing happened just as the next phase should be initiated by Mourinho. Son has just been caught by a terrible injury. It comes with the possibility of absence to the end of the season. Surely that will affect the rest of Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League journey. That makes things much more interesting to see regarding what Mourinho will do for the team.

The first matchup without Son facing Leipzig will surely set the tone for the team performance. Right after that on the weekend Tottenham will have to face Chelsea which is a great chance to move up a place on the standing with a win. Fourth place could probably be the best spot that Tottenham could secure in terms of the domestic league. Third and second spots could be within reach only if Leicester and Manchester City put on really terrible results for at least four matches while Tottenham runs on a win streak. Looks like Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League journey to the top of the league will have to wait for the next season.

5 Impressive Achievements of Erling Haaland with Borussia Dortmund

Erling Haaland’s performance is definitely impressive in his 2 first games with Borussia Dortmund. The Norwegian player has scored 5 goals in 2 fights in Bundesliga. Interestingly, from the 2 games that he has passed through, Haaland always came first as the substitute player. In the first game against Augsburg, Haaland just entered the field in the minute of 56. Then, in the second game against FC Koln, he replaced Thorgan Hazard in the minute of 65.

He gains a fantastic record for sure in which he could produce 3 goals only in 23 minutes after entering the field. Aside from the goals being hattrick, Haaland is able to bring the club to win 5-3 over Augsburg. Meanwhile, in the second game facing FC Kohl, he made 2 goals in the 77th and 87th minute. The addition of 2 goals caused Die Borussen to completely win over FC Kohl.

For the achievements he gets, it is reasonable if the statistic he has recorded is also stunning. What are the statistics successfully made by the 19-year-old player? Here is the list from

Making More Goals than MU

Based on the statistics recorded, Erling Haaland has made more goals than Manchester United as a club in the early of 2020. Haaland produces 5 goals in 59 minutes while Manchester United has made 4 goals in 360 minutes. Sure, it is really great since the club needs more than a player to make the goals. Haaland makes all of those 5 by himself.

It is such an irony since Manchester United is one of the clubs that wish Haaland to join them in the recent transfer market. Surprisingly, the player doesn’t choose the club or other big clubs that hunt him. He decided to join Borussia Dortmund in which the name and reputation are still under MU and others.

Making a Goal in Every 11.8

But choosing Borussia Dortmund as his club seems to be the best decision he made. At least, he proves that his performance is significantly improved here. During his time playing in the club, Haaland records the ability to make goals averagely once every 11.8 minutes. This is an achievement that other players have not made before.

Scoring Hat Trick in Bundesliga Debut

Erling Haaland is also recorded to make a hattrick in his debut match in Bundesliga. Well, he is not the one who does it. The player becomes the seventh player with such an achievement. The last player who scored the hat trick in the Bundesliga’s debut match was Pierre Emerick Aubameyang in 2013. Yes, it has been almost 7 years ago. So, it is not exaggerating when Haaland did it, it is really impressive.

6 Shoots 5 Goals

In his short time period in Borussia Dortmund, he could make 6 shots in the goal post. This performance is considered above the average of other players in his team and even in the world. This is one of the reasons that the player is said to be the future star. More than that, from 6 shoots he has made, 5 of them produce goals. 

From those achievements, Haaland successfully makes 2 other records. Despite being the first player who can aggressively make many shots in his only 2 matches, he is also the first player who makes 5 goals in only 2 matches also. Uniquely, he even was not presented in the entire game but only as a substitute player.

Most Goals in Bundesliga

Not many substitute players can produce more than 2 goals in Bundesliga. There are many factors behind this phenomenon. The most reasonable one is that their opportunities to play are smaller than their fellow players. More than that, a substitute player is also known to work harder to complement his friends in which the performance has been lowered down. But Erling Haaland can prove it otherwise. More than just being able to make more than 2 goals in Bundesliga, he could even make 5 only in 2 matches. 

When playing the game against Augsburg, Erling Haaland is also the first substitute player who makes a hattrick in his debut match. Aside from that, by seeing his age, he is also the second-youngest player in the history of Bundesliga who makes a hattrick only in one match.