London (AFP) – Ange Postecoglou mentioned that his Tottenham team will continue to play in an attacking way, even though they’ve had some bad results and dropped in the Premier League standings.
Spurs lost four of their last five games and now stand in fifth place.
Spurs started well in the English top league, but they lost four out of their last five games. They’re in fifth place, trailing leaders Arsenal by nine points.
It’s concerning that in each of those games, including Thursday’s 2-1 loss at home to West Ham, Tottenham took the lead but couldn’t secure a win. Last week, they had a 3-3 draw against Manchester City.
In his first season as the coach, Postecoglou mentioned that he will stick to his playing style and approach as his team prepares to face Newcastle in London on Sunday.
“Nothing changes; we stay on the same path,” he told SpursPlay. “We aim to set a standard for the kind of football we want to play, and we’re not going to deviate from that.”
“We’re facing a challenging period regarding our results right now. There are aspects of our game that we need to continue working on and improving, and that only happens through our efforts on the training field and the guidance we provide to the players.”
“I’m confident that the players are just as determined as anyone to change our results, but at the same time, we won’t stray from the style of football we want to play.”
Postecoglou mentioned that Newcastle, facing injuries similar to Spurs this season, will be motivated after their 3-0 loss to Everton on Thursday. He added, “They’ll be coming here with a strong determination to improve, and it’s going to be a challenging match for us.”
Postecoglou emphasized that his team needs to assert themselves against Newcastle, currently in seventh place in the league. He stressed the importance of capitalizing on the opportunities they create, stating, “When we have control during parts of the game, we must make the most of it.” He also mentioned that the fans deserve a victory.
“The fans’ support has been fantastic, and we need to reciprocate,” he expressed. “While I believe they see the hard work we’re putting in, it’s crucial for us to give them something in return for the tremendous support they’ve shown us thus far.”
Spurs captain Son Heung-min got a blow to his back and was subbed out in the last minutes against West Ham. Postecoglou provided no update, saying, “We’ll wait and see how he is because he felt a bit sore after the game.”