Tottenham seem to have started their campaign on the perfect note as they sit on top of the Premier League Table with 23 points after matchday 9.
There seems to be a major mentality shift within the squad and that is showcased in goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario’s recent interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.
This was what I wanted and I didn’t want to listen to anything else. As soon as I knew there was an opportunity to come here I would have signed in blood, I would have come on foot from Italy.
I am very happy to play in the most beautiful league in the world I tell myself this every day, as soon as the alarm goes off in the morning: ‘Go to the field because there is a game to play in the most beautiful championship in the world’
The quote clearly showcases the passion the Italian goalkeeper has and that has reflected in his performances as he has managed to keep the most number of clean sheets in the league with 4 in 9 games.
While clean sheets are a collective achievement, Vicario has proved worthy of his nickname “venom” by the Spurs fans as he has also managed to achieve the highest save percentage out of any goalkeeper in the league with a staggering 82% out of a total of 115 shots faced, averaging not even a goal conceded per game.
Bought for a mere €20 from Italian side Empoli, many eyebrows were raised on Vicario’s signing as many Spurs fans believed current Arsenal keeper David Raya would have been a much better choice to be their number 1.
Vicario’s performances have clearly proved the doubters wrong and made them bite their tongue for the harsh criticism he received.
Vicario has a contract up until the 2027-28 season and with the form the “venom” has shown, he can prove to be a turning point in Spurs’ trophy drought as the soar their sights for a piece of silverware since 2008.