Despite Tottenham Hotspur’s best start to the Premier League season, Anj Postkoglu is not getting carried away.
The Australian coach has overseen an incredible turnaround in Spurs’ attitude and positivity despite being reduced to 10 men at the end of the first half at Luton Town on Saturday Found a way to win in the second half.
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After dominating the early stages and missing three great chances, a resolute defensive performance and a bit of James Maddison magic sealed Spurs’ sixth win in eight games to stay unbeaten in the opening eight games of the season.
What does Ange Postecoglou think of Tottenham Hotspur’s move to the top of the table?
Postkoglu wasn’t getting carried away just yet when asked about Tottenham Hotspur’s move to the top of the Premier League table.
“It’s going well. But now it’s October and we still have a lot of work to do,” Postecoglou told TNT Sports.
But the Australian coach was delighted with Spurs’ performance after being reduced to 10 men.
“Great character, great resilience, this team has shown that in the next games. We have to show it today. I thought we started the game very well. I thought we should be three or four ahead, But you get a red card and it’s a different kind of game,” Postkoglu said. “I just thought we handled it well. They had some chances and we had our chances. We got the three points in a tough spot.”
How far can this new-look Spurs go?
Tottenham Hotspur are a bit different this season.
Players fight each other, no individuals. They’ve faced adversity in nearly every game so far this season and have weathered it admirably.
This new spirit, coupled with the strength of attackers such as Maddison, Son Heung-min, and Kulusevski, as well as the strength of central defenders Romero and Van de Veen, have been improving in front of the talented Vicario, and for them A solid foundation was laid.
An excellent start to the season will also bring plenty of confidence to this newly formed Tottenham Hotspur side, with Postkoglu believing they are changing the perception of the club.
Asked what he was doing to change the mentality around him, Postkoglu said: “It’s a credit to the players, they’re really committed and as a team they’re really tight-knit.” You can see it in the way we win games. It’s not easy for them. Anybody. As well as playing football which I think is very good and they want to change the fortunes of this football club, their resilience and character are what they are doing. Work hard.”
With no European competition this season, Tottenham have a unique opportunity to focus entirely on the Premier League, and if they’re lucky enough to get injured, there’s no reason why Ange Postkoglu can’t at least lead Tottenham back into action. Return to the Champions League.