Spurs fans were delighted to see Paulo Gazzaniga’s celebrations when Heung-Min Son headed in the winning goal for Jose Mourinho’s side in the win against Norwich City on Wednesday night.
A video from Daily Hotspur shows the Argentinian goalkeeper emerge from his seat on the bench and celebrate wildly, as Spurs claimed their first Premier League victory since Boxing Day. The former Southampton man had been deputising for Hugo Lloris in goal since October but found himself on the bench for Wednesday night’s game, after the French goalkeeper’s recovery from injury.
The 28-year-old, who is valued at £3.15 million (as per Transfermarkt), impressed at times during his spell in the first-team; averaging a 6.77 rating for his performances in all competitions. However, it was always likely that club captain Lloris would return to the starting eleven after he returned to training last week, but Gazzaniga’s celebrations suggest that he is not too unhappy about that decision.
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Reaction from Spurs fans to the video of Gazzaniga can be seen in the tweets below.
Hes one of us!!
— aleyna (@aleynaTHFC) January 23, 2020
One fan even wants Jose Mourinho to bring him back into the starting lineup.
Bring him back
— MJ (@jacms88) January 23, 2020
Love the man, gets dropped and still has the most passion, just think what people like rose would do
— Spurs Man (@SpursMan2010) January 23, 2020
Love everything about this.
— Jack Miya (@miya_jack) January 23, 2020
What a guy. Tottenham through and through for sure. Gets dropped and shows passion like that, huge respect.
— Felix Høybye (@Felix_HP1) January 23, 2020
Great reaction, a lot of players wouldn’t do that if rested/dropped.
— Kev Knuckey (@knuckey1970) January 24, 2020
Good man Paulo, that’s the type of team spirit we need!
— M_A_C_2_2 (@coco_macleod) January 23, 2020
These Spurs fans were clearly delighted with the video of Gazzaniga and saluted the 28-year-old’s passion.
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It is great to see a player who has been dropped still showing such passion for the team scoring a goal and the Argentinian may well return to the side when Spurs face his former side in the FA Cup on Sunday.