‘Fragile’ – Postecoglou unhappy with what he has discovered about Spurs this week

Ange Postecoglou was not a happy man following Tottenham’s 2-0 loss to Manchester City, with the Australian clearly displeased with what he saw in and around him during the build-up to the clash.

Many Spurs fans were hoping that their side would get beat on Tuesday to ensure that the Premier League title did not end up at Arsenal.

However, the Tottenham players certainly gave it their all on the pitch and could have easily got a result if they had taken their chances.

When asked if he could see the foundations of what he is trying to build at Spurs, the Australian told Football.London: “No, I think the last 48 hours has revealed to me that the foundations are fairly fragile mate. That’s just what I think.”

When asked if he was referring to things that happened inside or outside the club, Postecoglou responded: “Outside, inside, everywhere. It’s been an interesting exercise.”

The 58-year-old refused to divulge the specifics of what bothered him but he did hint that he was not happy that everyone was not pulling in the same direction ahead of the game.

When asked if it has to do with the players, the Tottenham head coach said: “It’s just my observations mate. I’m not going to tell you, because it’s for me. I’m the one who’s got to do it. You can make your own assessments of what’s happened.

“I understand. I probably misread the situation as to what I think is important in your endeavour to become a winning team, but that’s ok. That’s why I’m here.

“I’m just not interested mate. Maybe I’m out of step, but I just don’t care, I just want to win. I want to be successful at this football club, it’s why I was brought in.

“So what other people, how they want to feel, and what their priorities are, are of zero interest to me. I know what’s important to build a winning team, that’s what I need to concentrate on.”

Ange Postecoglou
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Postecoglou clearly wants more from the fans and club

As expected, the atmosphere at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was quite subdued on Tuesday, with the home fans not getting behind the side in the vociferous manner that we are used to seeing.

When asked if the flat atmosphere affected the players, Postecoglou said: “Of course, it does. It is what it is. I can’t dictate what people do. They’re allowed to express themselves any way they want. But yeah, when we’ve got late winners in games it’s because the crowd’s helped us.”

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One can understand why Ange is livid as he sees it as his job to help Tottenham win every game and he feels that the fans were making it harder, not easier for them to win against City.

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