Postecoglou opens up on the temptation to change his tactics amid Spurs injury crisis

For the first time, Ange Postecoglou has admitted there is always a temptation to change tactics during an injury crisis, as the starting XI drastically changes.

That being said, it also sounds as though the Tottenham manager is going to stick to his guns, just as he did with nine men against Chelsea on Monday.

He acknowledged the temptation in his press conference this afternoon, but added that he is quite good at not giving in to temptations.

Ange Postecoglou press conference
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Postecoglou will keep his usual tactics against Wolves

Spurs will be without long-term absentees James Maddison and Micky Van de Ven, both of whom are unlikely to play again in 2023. Richarlison, Solomon, and Perisic are also injured, while Destiny Udogie and Cristian Romero are suspended due to their red cards on Monday.

The Lilywhites played with a back two of Eric Dier and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg at the end of the Chelsea match, with Emerson Royal also filling in at left-back.

On the temptation to change, Postecoglou said (Football London): “There’s always the temptation but apart from chocolate I’m quite good at not giving in to temptations.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

I think Postecoglou will keep his normal tactics, but adjust the personnel to fit them as best as possible. I expect Ashley Phillips and Eric Dier to start at the back, with Ben Davies on the left and Pedro Porro on the right. Emerson Royal could also fill in at left-back.

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