Postecoglou lets his frustrations out in front of the media and Spurs fans

Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou hoped to deal a blow to Manchester City in their title race and to stay in the hunt for fourth place, but the Australian was left dejected after Tuesday's defeat. After the match (and during the game), Postecoglou expressed his dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs at Spurs.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 11:05, 15 May 2024

Erling Haaland secured a victory for City with two goals against Spurs, causing them to lose fourth place and a Champions League spot to Aston Villa.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou explained after the match what is lacking at Tottenham in their pursuit of success.

"The foundations of the club are very fragile. The past 48 hours have shown me that. It's within the club, but also outside of it," said the Spurs manager, who seemed to be pointing to a general lack of winning mentality in and around the club. "I'm not going to go further into it here. These are just my observations, mate. I'll keep them to myself. I have to deal with it. We need to go back to the drawing board now."

Postecoglou continued, "You can figure out for yourselves what has happened. But maybe I'm wrong when it comes to creating a successful team. If you really want to win these kinds of matches, you have to strike at crucial moments. It's also crucial to always play with discipline; that's where we've often gone wrong this season." Postecoglou is not the first Spurs manager to criticize the mentality in London. His predecessors Antonio Conte and José Mourinho also did so.

Spurs Fans

The fact that some Tottenham supporters cheered when City scored, because it would knock rival Arsenal off the top spot, doesn't concern the irked manager. "That really doesn't interest me at all. I'm here to win matches with Spurs. I can't tell the fans how to behave; that's up to them," concluded Postecoglou. He also had a verbal altercation with a Tottenham supporter behind the club's bench during the match.

Despite the loss, Postecoglou emphasized the importance of staying focused and addressing the issues within the team. He expressed his frustration with the current state of affairs, highlighting the need for a stronger foundation and a winning mentality. As the team moves forward, Postecoglou's goal is to rebuild and refocus, ensuring that Spurs can compete at the highest level and secure important victories in the future.

Updated: 11:05, 15 May 2024