‘Acha’ Hicharisson ‘bangs’ ball into the air after Koulousep goal.
In his excitement, he “bounced” the ball into the air, then scrambled to retrieve it and hand it to Dejan Kuluszewski. The backstory.
Tottenham Hotspur defeated Nottingham Forest 2-0 in the 17th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) at The City Ground in Nottingham, England, at 5 a.m. ET on Saturday. The win keeps Tottenham in fifth place with 10 wins, three draws and four losses (33 points).
For the second game in a row, the Frenchman scored. In the second minute of first-half stoppage time, Kulusebski sent in a sharp cross from the right flank. Hishalisson raced into the box and scored with a high, angled header.
Kulusebski was next. In the 20th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min tried to pressure the goalkeeper, and a hastily cleared ball found its way to Kulusebski. Kuluczewski rattled the net with a powerful right-footed shot, sealing a 2-0 victory for Tottenham.
Tottenham’s official account later posted a video of Kuluczewski’s celebration on social media. But here’s the funny part. After the ball rattled off the post, Kulusebski was approached by the scorer, who asked him “where is the ball?” Kulusebski rushed over to the ball boy, grabbed the ball, and handed it to him, who then tucked it into his jersey in a “baby gesture”.
According to Kulusebski’s post-match interview, his girlfriend, Eldina Ahmich, was pregnant. He wanted to perform the ceremony to celebrate, but it was almost ruined when Hyshalisson kicked the ball away, but luckily, quick action saved the day.
The recent performances of Hicharisson and Kuluszewski have been impressive. After recovering from groin surgery, the Frenchman has stepped up to the forefront, scoring two goals against Newcastle United in Round 16 and one against Nottingham in Round 17. Kuluszewski has also thrived in the attacking midfield since James Maddison’s injury, scoring a goal and an assist against Manchester City in Round 14 and Nottingham in Round 17.
Meanwhile, Tottenham’s unbeaten streak continues as they face Everton (home), Brighton (away), and Bournemouth (home) in December. They’ll be looking to pick up as many points as possible to get back into the title race.