Tottenham Hotspur defender Federico Fazio has had a hit-and-miss start to life at White Hart Lane, but against Everton on Sunday the Argentine showed exactly what he is capable of.
Partnered with Jan Vertonghen in the heart of Spurs' defence, Fazio ensured his side won a much needed and hard-earned three points.
Tottenham's players have come in for plenty of criticism all over the pitch, with questions being asked of the defence and concerns raised regarding the lack of goals at the other end. But this weekend players in both areas upped their game and Spurs earned the victory as a result.
Fazio had a passing accuracy of 89 per cent while he made considerable impact in terms of keeping the visitors at bay.
Two outfield blocks, one tackle, four duels, three aerial battles and three interceptions were all won by Tottenham's summer signing and this performance will do him the world of good moving forward.
|Passing Accuracy||Outfield Blocks||Tackles Won||Duels Won||Aerials Won||Interceptions Won||Mins Played|
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Tottenham fans made of Fazio's performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Fazio literally had lukaku in his pocket all game. Fair play to him, was solid. #COYS— Tom (@tomtkkellard) November 30, 2014
Also felt Fazio had a good game. Unsure why certain players get given time to transition but he's expected to do it from day 1.— Ben Alfrey (@InsideN17) November 30, 2014
Fazio very good today. Distribution first class all afternoon. Him and Jan look good together (not like that) #COYS— Phil (@philwhite2468) November 30, 2014
That was a strangely competent Spurs performance. Vertonghen and Fazio were very impressive, and Lennon was class.— Roo Cumner-Price (@Roosputin) November 30, 2014
Fazio has been brilliant— Kaj (@PS3_W4G3RS) November 30, 2014
Fazio will do fine as long as there's a cloak of luck around him— Ju. (@1Julie92) November 30, 2014