The Spurs players and backroom staff including Ange Postecoglou have arrived at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ahead of this afternoon’s match against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Spurs are back in North London and looking to keep in contention for a top four finish in the Premier League table following the disappointment at Everton.
Conceding late goals has been something of an issue for Tottenham this season, something which came to haunt them on Merseyside last weekend when Everton scored an injury time equaliser to deny Postecoglou’s side victory.
The Australian was asked about the fact his side have shipped in late goals, he told Football.London: “It’s disappointing to concede goals late. It’s disappointing to concede goals early, either side of half-time is not great. Round about the 70th minute mate you get disappointed. Mate I don’t care. I get it, people will want to analyse it. That’s fine. We’re always going to be a team that scores goals or concedes goals late.
“The way we want to close out games is by scoring more goals. That’s not going to satisfy everyone and the statisticians’ heads will explode with me explaining it that way but it’s just the team we want to be and that’s the most important thing for me.
“The thing for me that we haven’t done so far and what we won’t do is jump at shadows trying to fix what the current potential issue is. We’re still building a team here and building a way of playing and for me that is still the most important thing. It was disappointing to concede late last week but overall, at a difficult place, for the most part we handled it ok.”
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Among the players spotted taking in the surroundings of the stadium with a quick lap of the pitch were Richarlison, Emerson Royal and Brennan Johnson.
Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi will not be on the touchline this afternoon, with the Italian currently serving a ban.