Ange Postecoglou has explained why Guglielmo Vicario and Destiny Udogie made such a big impression on him before they made their Tottenham impact this season.
Both players have slotted in perfectly to the Australian’s system and have drawn plaudits for their performances so far in the Premier League. Vicario has become Tottenham’s first new main goalkeeper in 11 years after Hugo Lloris announced his intention to find a fresh challenge, one he is yet to find.
“It was probably the priority position when I came in because at the time it looked like Hugo was moving on and there was a need for a new starting goalkeeper,” he said. “You get presented with some options and I just really liked Vic from the start in terms of the characteristics he has as a goalkeeper – his agility, his demeanour, his character.
“Then I spoke to him and he’s just such an infectious personality. He was so determined. He was so determined he wanted to come to Tottenham and prove himself at the next level. If you look at his career, he hasn’t had a long time at the top level, similar to Micky van de Ven and a couple of others.
“I like players who have worked their way up from a low level very quickly because it shows that they adapt very quickly but also that they’re coachable, that they learn, and you look at Vic, and he’s taken big steps very, very quickly and he’s been absolutely outstanding for us in the first six or seven games.