May 15, 2024

Ange Postecoglou appeared to argue with a Spurs fan during his side’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City, before taking aim at his club’s ‘fragile foundations’.


The Australian was filmed by a supporter moving back towards the dugout before jabbing his finger at another fan before exchanging words with them.



Postecoglou seemed hugely frustrated by the events surrounding Tottenham’s defeat, which confirmed that Spurs cannot qualify for the Champions League but also ensured they did not hand bitter rivals Arsenal a huge boost in the title race.


Tottenham fans were seen doing the Poznan – City’s celebration – after Erling Haaland scored the first of his two second-half goals, and speaking in the press conference after the game, A furious Postecoglou said: “I think the last 48 hours has revealed to me that the foundations are fairly fragile, mate. 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. I already know what I want to do, it’s just I’ve got to make some adjustments to how I do it.”


Asked whether or not he was referring to things inside or outside the club, Postecoglou replied: “Outside, inside, everywhere. It’s been an interesting exercise. 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.”


Postecoglou also suggested the strange atmosphere inside Tottenham’s stadium, with some home fans celebrating City’s goal, contributed to the result.


“It is what it is,” he said. “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 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.”

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