‘On a knife’s edge’ – Tim Sherwood praises Ange Postecoglou’s style at Tottenham

Tim Sherwood believes that the focus of attacking football under Ange Postecoglou has been a breath of fresh air for the supporters given what they have had to witness in recent years.

Following the departure of Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019, the North London faithful have had to endure the counter-attacking styles of Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo and more recently Antonio Conte, the North London faithful had not been entertained.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy admitted in May 2021 in a message on the official website that the club had lost sight of their DNA and promised that the next head coach would deliver “free-flowing, attacking and entertaining” football, as well as promoting young players.

It actually took Levy and the board until June of 2023 to finally deliver on their promise with the appointment of Postecoglou, who has brought enjoyment to watching Tottenham once again.

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Tottenham still need to tighten up defensively

Despite the current defensive frailities, Sherwood believes that while there is always a risk of Tottenham conceding goals, the supporters are enjoying the focus being on the front foot.

Frustratingly, defensive problems crept in once again at the weekend with Spurs suffering a 2-1 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanders to halt the recent momentum.

“I think it is (sustainable). They will outgun, outscore most sides,” Sherwood told The Weekend Wrap on Optus Sport.

“I think the fans are so used to watching drab football for the past three or four years so it’s a breath of fresh air with Ange Postecoglou in there and they’re enjoying the style. 

“Even losing that game yesterday, which you expect to win, you always feel like it’s on a knife’s edge either way. You always feel like the opposition can score a goal against them because they never ever shut up shop.

“I always feel like they’re going to score, they’re always on the front foot, so if they do shut up shop and they do put bodies behind the ball, perhaps they won’t be as threatening going forward and that is what the fans want to see at the moment.” 

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There is no doubt that the football witnessed in North London has been a breath of fresh air this season, however, some players need to rediscover their early season form.

Yves Bissouma is a prime example with the midfielder having bossed matches against the likes of Manchester United and even James Maddison still needs time to get back to his best following his ankle injury.

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