🚨REPORT : Despite being deployed in an unfamiliar position, a Tottenham Hotspur player has garnered praise from various national media outlets for their impressive performance


Micky van de Ven, the Tottenham defender, has made a strong case for a future as the Netherlands’ left-back, impressing in the role during the recent international friendly against Canada. Van de Ven, 23, played the full 90 minutes as the Dutch team emerged victorious with a 4-0 win, earning praise from the media.

Voetbal Premeur gave him a 7/10 rating, noting that while his start was awkward, he recovered well and showed promise on the left flank. Football Oranje awarded him a 7.5/10, highlighting his pace and strength going forward, particularly in the first half.

This performance could see Van de Ven become a serious contender for the left-back spot at Euro 2024, potentially even starting ahead of other options. Despite having a strong center-back lineup, including Van Dijk, Ake, De Ligt, De Vrij, and Blind, Van de Ven’s ability to adapt to the left-back position could make him a valuable asset for the Dutch team.

Interestingly, Van de Ven had already demonstrated his comfort in the left-back role during Tottenham’s final two games of the 2023-24 season, filling in for the injured Destiny Udogie. This raises questions about whether he should have been moved to the position earlier, potentially even displacing Oliver Skipp and Emerson Royal as deputies.

Regardless, Van de Ven’s performance has shown that he is a capable and versatile defender, and his future in the left-back role for the Netherlands looks promising.

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