Fraser Forster was expecting a performance from Guglielmo Vicario.
According to the UK’s The Boot Room on Wednesday, the goalkeeper said, “Vicario was excellent. I thought his performance in the game was very good and he made some great saves. It’s not easy to come to a new club and a new country. But his very good English helped him a lot.”
“One of my Celtic colleagues actually played with Vicario at Empoli and has been singing his praises for a long time. As soon as he came to Tottenham, I knew he was a very, very good goalkeeper, he’s a top player, he’s great in games, he trains well, he works hard, he’s good in everything, so we’ve had a good start.”
Italian goalkeeper Vicario came up through the Udinese Calcio youth ranks. He went on to play for Venice, Perugia Calcio (on loan), and Empoli. He was particularly impressive at Empoli. In the 2022-23 season, he conceded just 39 goals (in 31 games) and ranked fourth in the league in save percentage (73.9%).
He then joined Tottenham in the summer transfer window. Spurs were in need of a replacement for Hugo Llorente and looked at several options, including David Laya, before settling on Vicario. The transfer fee is €19 million according to European transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano and €2.5 million per year according to Nicolò Skira. The contract is set for five years, until June 2028.
He’s been a fantastic performer. With animal reflexes and a sense of security, Vicario has been a rock in the Tottenham goal. He has played all eight Premier League (PL) games and conceded just eight goals. As an enforcer who prefers to play attacking soccer, there have been many times when he’s given up a shot on goal, but each time he’s saved the day. 레모나토토
As a result, Vicario is getting good reviews. In his early season assessment of Spurs, Football London’s Alasdair Gold wrote: “He’s had a great start to life at Tottenham, making a PL save of the month against Burnley and doing the basics well. He’s also kept three clean sheets,” awarding him nine points.
Foster, the second keeper and a veteran, knew Vicario would perform. “I’d heard great things about him from my former Celtic teammate, and when I saw him in action, I couldn’t disagree more.