He scored his debut goal, but Tottenham lost a shocking comeback
Welsh winger Brennan Johnson, who scored his debut goal for Tottenham Hotspur, could not hide his disappointment at the come-from-behind defeat.
British media ‘Daily Mail’ reported on the 13th (Korean time), “Wales star Brennan Johnson admitted that he did not deserve to win after failing to secure victory despite scoring the first goal.”
Tottenham took the lead thanks to Johnson’s first goal in the 12th round match of the 2023/24 Premier League season against Wolverhampton Wanderers held at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England on the 11th, but collapsed at the end of the second half and lost 1-2.
On this day, Korean strikers Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan both started as starters and the ‘Korean Derby’ was held, a match that attracted great attention and ended in a thrilling comeback victory for Wolverhampton, who scored two goals in extra time in the second half.
Prior to the game, Tottenham was unable to use its best 11 due to a large number of key players missing. Mickey van der Pen and James Maddison were excluded from the list after sustaining injuries during the previous match against Chelsea in the 11th round of the league, while Christian Romero and Destiny Udogi were also suspended from the match against Chelsea and missed the match against Wolverhampton.
Tottenham, who made significant changes to their starting lineup, took the lead by scoring early in the first half. Brennan Johnson calmly pushed in Pedro Foro’s cross to score the first goal three minutes after the opening whistle. Johnson, who joined last summer after scoring the opener for Wolverhampton, scored on his Tottenham debut.
Tottenham did not score any additional points afterward, but it seemed like they were on the verge of winning by maintaining their lead beyond the first half until the end of regular time in the second half. However, Wolverhampton did not give up until the end and created a comeback drama.
With six minutes of added time in the second half, substitute Pablo Sarabia balanced the game by scoring a cross in front of the goal with a sensational left-footed volley into the net. Wolverhampton, who was in the mood, succeeded in turning the game around by scoring a comeback goal with a shot that Mario Lemina pushed into the corner of the goal after receiving Sarabia’s pass just before the end of the game.
Johnson, whose debut goal was overshadowed by the team’s come-from-behind defeat, showed his despondency. According to the media, after the game, Johnson could not hide his disappointment in the come-from-behind defeat, saying on Tottenham’s official website, “Things like this happen in soccer, but we suffered a late goal and defeat, and it’s truly disgusting.”
“All the players feel the same way,” he added. “We couldn’t complain too much because we didn’t finish the game completely 안전놀이터
“It is a difficult result to accept, but it is about how we behave,” he said, expressing his regret, saying, “There were scenes where we could have done better in moving the ball and getting into good positions.”
“We started the game well and scored a goal, but then we sat back to get three points, which is not the mentality we should have,” he said. “We wanted to be safe, and we went into a safe mode where we could get three points.” “He pointed out that the game was run in a safety-oriented manner.
Born in 2001, Welsh striker Johnson transferred from Nottingham Forest to Tottenham before the summer transfer window closed on September 2nd. The transfer fee was reported to be 47 million pounds (about 79.2 billion won), and Tottenham signed a contract with Johnson until 2029.
Johnson, a multi-player who can play all areas of the front line and second line with his quick feet as a weapon, scored his first attack point since joining Tottenham by assisting Son Heung-min’s comeback goal in the away game at Crystal Palace in the 10th round of the league on the 28th of last month.
After two games, he scored a monumental Tottenham debut goal and showed impressive performance to the fans, but failed to become the Distinguished Player against Wolverhampton as he conceded two goals in the last minute of the game.