Exclusive: Stephen Carr discusses how he would have fit into Postecoglou’s system at Spurs

Stephen Carr may have missed the Ange Postecoglou era by a good 20 years, but the former Spurs man told The Spurs Web he would have loved to have played under the Australian, and revealed how much he admires the current Tottenham manager’s approach.

During his time at Tottenham, between 1993 to 2004, Stephen Carr turned out 265 times for the Lilywhites (Transfermarkt).

From his big break under Ossie Ardiles, to time working with the likes of David Pleat, Glenn Hoddle, and George Graham, Carr saw many different managers at Tottenham.

The full-back won a trophy with Spurs, captained the team, and goes down as something of a club legend now. But how would he have fared in the new structure under Ange Postecoglou?

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How would Stephen Carr work in Ange Postecoglou’s system?

Stephen Carr spoke exclusively to The Spurs Web, thanks to BoyleSports who offer the latest Premier League odds, and discussed the way he might have slotted into Postecoglou’s system today.

When asked about Postecoglou and the inverted full-back role, Carr said: “I would’ve loved to play in Ange Postecoglu’s system at Spurs, I like him. From his time at Celtic, I like the work ethic he demands from every player. He wants to play very attacking football and you’ll lose games but also pick up great results.

“I think the Spurs squad lacks a little bit of depth but he’s a huge positive for the club going forward, even from the way he speaks. I loved playing under a lot of managers at Spurs all for all different reasons but I would’ve loved it under Postecoglou also, for the work ethic but the flair too.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I think Stephen Carr would have been brilliant in this Postecoglou system. He was aggressive, hard-working, and had a penchant for getting forward and that’s exactly what Postecoglou looks for in a full-back.

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