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    Ange Postecoglou furious at Tottenham 'foundations' after Arsenal chants.

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    Ange Postecoglou furious at Tottenham 'foundations' after Arsenal chants.
    • May 15, 2024 • 9 days ago
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    Tottenham lost 2-0 to Man City on Tuesday. Many Spurs fans wanted their own team to lose to help stop rivals Arsenal winning title. Ange Postecoglou hinted at his extreme displeasure of this sentiment.

    FROM TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM - Ange Postecoglou said the foundations of Tottenham are 'fairly fragile' following their 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday.

    Spurs
    Spurs were thumped by 0-2 by the Citizens at their home. 

    Spurs have been struggling to earn a place in Champions League but their hopes of qualifying ended following their loss to the Citizens(Manchester City).

    Premier
    Part of Premier League Standings 

    Manchester City moved two points clear of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table with only one round of fixtures remaining.

    Tottenham's rivalry with Arsenal saw many of their fans assert they would prefer to see their side lose to Manchester City in order to spite their neighbours from the Emirates Stadium.

    Manchester
    Manchester City Players celebrating after their win against Spurs yesterday night. 

    Postecoglou refuted such a notion in his pre-match press conference, but anti-Arsenal songs were chanted throughout Tottenham's loss to Manchester City.

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    Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou furious at the chants from their fans 

    Speaking to the press post-match, Postecoglou confessed that the atmosphere was 'different' in spite of a spirited performance from his players.

    When it was put to Postecoglou that he could at least see the foundations of what he's trying to build ahead of next season, he grumpily replied: "No, I think the last 48 hours has revealed to me that the foundations are fairly fragile, mate. That's just what I think."

    When further pushed on whether he was referring to the atmosphere, he added: "I just think the last 48 hours have revealed a fair bit to me. That's alright. It just means I've got to go back to the drawing board with some things....outside, inside, everywhere. It's been an interesting exercise."

    Postecoglou was grilled by several journalists asking whether he was digging out the players, to which he retorted: "It's just my observations, mate. I'm not going to tell you, because it's for me. I'm the one who's got to do it. You can make your own assessments of what's happened. I understand. I probably misread the situation as to what I think is important in your endeavour to become a winning team, but that's OK. That's why I'm here.

    "I'm just not interested [in the Arsenal rivalry] mate. Maybe I'm out of step, but I just don't care, I just want to win. I want to be successful at this football club, it's why I was brought in. So what other people, how they want to feel, and what their priorities are, are of zero interest to me. I know what's important to build a winning team, that's what I need to concentrate on."

    An increasingly annoyed Postecoglou then hinted that he was indeed speaking about the fans when asked if the atmosphere had an impact on the players.

    "Of course it does," he said. "It is what it is. I can't dictate what people do. They're allowed to express themselves any way they want. But yeah, when we've got late winners in games it's because the crowd's helped us.

    "I already know what I want to do, it's just I've got to make some adjustments to how I do it."

    To wrap up the press conference, Postecoglou suggested his players' application was not to blame for his foul mood.

    "Well I think, unless I was watching a different game, we matched it with the best team in the land for the last four years, unless someone saw it differently," Postecoglou said.

    "Why wouldn't I be happy if we've matched the team that is kind of the benchmark? I don't understand. So, yeah I was happy with the application. Of course I was. That was evident."

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