In his post-match press conference this evening, Ange Postecoglou commended his players for bouncing back after the defeat in midweek and also for going a goal behind against Burnley. However, the Tottenham manager also highlighted an area he wants to see improvement in.
After crashing out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night in a penalty shootout defeat to Fulham, it’s safe to say Spurs needed a big reaction today.
Back on Premier League duty and with an unbeaten start to maintain, Ange Postecoglou‘s side put the disappointment of the cup defeat firmly behind them.
Fans may have been worried, however, when Lyle Foster gave Burnley the lead after four minutes at Turf Moor this afternoon. Any concern didn’t last long though, as Spurs captain Heung-min Son equalised a little over ten minutes later.
Cristian Romero gave the away side the lead just before half-time, giving the second half a very different complexion indeed. And it was Spurs who came out and dominated the game from there on out.
A lovely goal from outside the box for James Maddison made things all the more comfortable for Spurs, before a Son double cemented not only the three points, but also his hat-trick.
Postecoglou wanted a reaction from his players
Today was obviously a fantastic result for Tottenham, but also showed just how strong-willed the team can be when the pressure is on. And that’s exactly what Postecoglou has recognised in his press conference after the game.
He told Football.London: “It was good today for sure. Obviously going a goal down again you get tested and particularly after midweek you’re looking for what kind of reaction the lads have.
“I thought they were outstanding in just staying really calm and clear-headed and playing our football and we grew into the game.
“Once we got to grips with it I think thought we were dominant in just about every area. Maybe a little bit wasteful in the first half in the front third but in the second half we got really clinical. I can’t praise the players highly enough in the way they navigated the challenges we had today.”
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Another win in the bag and further proof that goals are not going to be hard to come by for this new-look Spurs team. Postecoglou has got to be happy with the way his team responded to the setback in midweek, and the challenge of coming from a goal behind, away from home.
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