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Ange Postecoglou’s plans have already been altered due to Alejo Veliz’s influence behind the scenes at Tottenham.

Alejo Veliz has come off the bench for Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham Hotspur in the last two league games and will want to expand his minutes after the international break.


After making four substitutions at Kenilworth Road on Saturday, Ange Postecoglou chose to make Alejo Veliz his fourth change of the day. As he stood on the sidelines, stripped and ready to play, the Argentine was told to sit back down by his head coach because Dejan Kulusevski was fit to participate.

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Five minutes later, Postecoglou did make the change, giving Veliz the last five minutes of stoppage time to assist Tottenham get over the line. With Luton Town seeking to get the ball forward and cause issues for Spurs in their own area, the Lilywhites needed a fresh pair of legs as well as Veliz’s muscle and power to keep the ball up front as they attacked.

Kulusevski was utilised as the team’s primary striker after Son Heung-min was substituted in the 76th minute, and he more than held his own against the strength and power of Luton’s backline.He was exhausted after putting in a long shift, so it made sense for Veliz to come on and help finish the game.

Pape Matar Sarr played him in after a brilliant run from the Senegalese ace, and the 20-year-old had one chance on goal in his brief appearance. Veliz was eventually whistled for offside after waiting too long to locate his partner, albeit he did take too long to get his shot on goal once in possession of the ball.



The summer addition was only on the pitch for a few minutes, but he made an impression by using his muscular body to hold the ball up nicely. The Godeken-born player, who has already been off the bench in the last two Premier League games, will be hopeful that his recent minutes will increase once domestic football starts following the season’s second international break.

Given Postecoglou’s statements on the eve of the new season, Veliz’s game time may have surprised Spurs fans. The 58-year-old stated before of the game at on the opening weekend that his new signing was one for the future and that minutes in the first half of the season were doubtful.

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