How Ange Postecoglou can break the Spurs hoodoo

Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou was left dumbfounded following his team’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday. The coach, however, was not necessarily disappointed by his squad’s performance on the night. After all, Spurs played fairly well in the game, despite the defeat. Postecoglou’s side recorded more possession and more total shots than their opponents.

Instead, Postecoglou was stunned by how many Spurs fans acted inside the home arena during the matchup. The north London side needed to beat mighty City to have any chance of securing a Champions League place. Nevertheless, a victory would have also helped out bitter rivals Arsenal in the Premier League title race. The Gunners are currently fighting it out with City for the trophy.

The conflicting feelings of the Spurs supporters were on full display inside the stadium on Tuesday. There was an undeniably subdued atmosphere ahead of and during the match against City. Along with an eerie quietness, many songs eventually sung by the Spurs fans on the night surrounded their hatred for Arsenal.

Things came to a head on Tuesday after a fan personally called on the coach to purposively lose the game. Postecoglou did not appreciate the notion and berated the supposed supporter behind the team’s bench. The manager emphatically yelled at the fan, asking him which club he supported. Other Spurs fans were then actually seen celebrating Erling Haaland’s goals for City.

Postecoglou claims the club has “fragile foundations” after strange scenes during game

Following the defeat, Postecoglou was asked if the performance of his team could potentially be a foundation for next season’s plans. “I think the last 48 hours have revealed the foundations are fairly fragile,” replied the coach. “Outside the club, inside the club, everywhere.”

“It has been an interesting exercise. It’s just my observations. I’m not going to tell you more. You can make your own…


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Author : Chris Moore

Publish date : 2024-05-15 17:04:19

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