May 18, 2024

BBC pundit Charlie Adam claims Brennan Johnson is ‘proving his worth’ to Tottenham Hotspur following a big-money transfer after scoring early on at Wolves this Saturday.

The 22-year-old broke the deadlock inside the opening three minutes at Molineux. It was his first goal for Tottenham after coach Ange Postecoglou struck a £47.5m deal with Nottingham Forest on deadline day. Spurs’ trip to the Old Gold was also only Johnson’s sixth appearance.

Injury problems have thwarted Johnson’s start in north London after sustaining a hamstring issue in September. Postecoglou also sacrificed the winger on just his second start for Spurs against Chelsea following Cristian Romero’s red card. Johnson made way in the 34th minute.

Johnson is off the mark for Tottenham after a big-money transfer
Postecoglou recalled Johnson to his starting line-up at home to Chelsea on Monday after the winger’s assist against Crystal Palace. The 21-cap Wales wizard fed Son Heung-Min just two minutes after entering the derby. It was his first goal involvement with the north London club.

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Now, Johnson also has his first goal with Tottenham after breaking the deadlock during their trip to Wolves on Saturday. The Nottingham native converted Pedro Porro’s driven low cross from Spurs’ first meaningful attack. He arguably could not miss the chance from the far post.

Adam feels Johnson is ‘proving his worth’ after scoring at Wolves

Tottenham splurged to seal Johnson’s last-gasp transfer after he scored eight and assisted three goals in 38 Premier League games with Nottingham Forest last term. He stepped up to the top-flight and delivered at the City Ground. He left with a total of 29 goals in 109 games.

Former Blackpool and Liverpool midfielder Adam believes Johnson’s first goal for Tottenham at Wolves now helped to justify Postecoglou’s decision to sign the winger. He feels the strike can go a long way to showing why the Welshman merited the fee Nottingham Forest sought.

“Johnson shows hunger to get to the back post and manages to stick it away,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live. “He came with a big price tag from Nottingham Forest but proving his worth.”

Postecoglou will hope Johnson scoring at Wolves is just the start for the Nottingham Forest product with Tottenham. The hamstring injury Johnson suffered in September curtailed his attempt to establish a role in north London. Now, he is back in their team and showing why.

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