Brennan Johnson demonstrated his value to the team, according to BBC pundit Charlie Adam. Johnson, who recently secured a significant £47.5 million transfer from Nottingham Forest, opened the scoring against Wolves within the first three minutes of the game.
This marked Johnson’s inaugural goal for Tottenham since coach Ange Postecoglou finalized the lucrative deal on the deadline day, making it only his sixth appearance for the club. Despite encountering injury setbacks, particularly a hamstring issue suffered in September, Johnson has been steadily proving his mettle.
Postecoglou, facing challenges such as Johnson’s injury and Cristian Romero’s red card against Chelsea, made strategic decisions impacting Johnson’s playing time. The winger was sacrificed in just his second start against Chelsea but was later reinstated in the starting lineup for the game against Chelsea at home on Monday after an impactful assist against Crystal Palace.
The Welsh international, boasting 21 caps, showcased his prowess by providing an assist to Son Heung-Min just two minutes after entering the derby. This marked his first goal involvement with Tottenham. Johnson’s journey with the club reached another milestone as he scored his first goal during the Wolves match, breaking the deadlock with a clinical finish from Pedro Porro’s driven low cross.
Tottenham’s substantial investment in Johnson came after his impressive performance at Nottingham Forest, where he scored eight goals and provided three assists in 38 Premier League games last season. With a total of 29 goals in 109 games, Johnson’s transition to the top-flight has been commendable.
Charlie Adam, a former Blackpool and Liverpool midfielder turned BBC pundit, weighed in on Johnson’s performance, stating, “Johnson shows hunger to get to the back post and manages to stick it away. He came with a big price tag from Nottingham Forest but proving his worth.”