It’s rare enough for a player to be touted as man of the match when he finishes on the losing side but when the margin of defeat is as relatively comfortable as 3-1 suggests, it’s arguably unheard of.
Until yesterday’s game at White Hart Lane, Adam Bogdan was really only known outside of Bolton for being on the wrong end of a clearance by Everton keeper Tim Howard that sailed over him and into the net. However, his heroics last night prevented a hammering in what was very much a one sided game.
Bogdan’s performance in a 5-0 defeat by Chelsea earlier in the season didn’t show the Hungarian in a terribly good light. However, a heroic effort in a 3-0 defeat against Manchester Utd, where he saved a Wayne Rooney penalty, turned some opinions round, which have no doubt been changed further by yesterday’s game.
In the meantime, Spurs have been linked with a host of keepers who are supposedly being earmarked as a long term successor to Brad Friedel. Manchester United’s Tomasz Kuszczak is one along with Zeljko Brkic of Udinese.
We wouldn’t want to upset cordial relations with Bolton by suggesting that Spurs go after their keeper but based on last night’s performance, Adam Bogdan has better credentials than any player we’ve been linked with so far.