Spurs Boss fires angry dig at Spurs fans over 'fragile' mentality
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Spurs Boss fires angry dig at Spurs fans over ‘fragile’ mentality



Many Spurs fans did not want their team to take points from City and give Arsenal a title boost.


Ange Postecoglou expressed his dissatisfaction with Tottenham’s mentality ahead of their defeat to Manchester City, criticising the club’s “really fragile” underpinnings.

Spurs went into their penultimate match of the season needing to win to keep their prospects of finishing in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League alive, but many fans did not want their team to win, fearing the ramifications in the Premier League title race.

Any dropped points for City would have given Arsenal control moving into the final day of the season, putting them in prime position to break a 20-year title drought.

As it was, Erling Haaland scored twice to give Pep Guardiola’s side a 2-0 victory, and they currently lead the standings by two points, knowing that a win against West Ham on Sunday will keep the trophy in Manchester for the fourth consecutive season.

While many Spurs fans were happy with the outcome, Postecoglou expressed dissatisfaction when asked if a mainly positive performance gave him confidence that the foundations for a successful team were being laid.

“No, I think the last 48 hours have revealed to me the foundations are fairly fragile,” the Spurs boss said. “That’s what I feel.

“The last 48 hours has revealed a fair bit to me. That’s alright, that just means I’ve got to go back to the drawing board with some things. Outside [the club], inside. It’s been an interesting exercise.”

He added: “I probably misread the situation as to what I think is important in our endeavour to becoming a winning team. But that’s ok, that’s why I’m here.”

Regarding shouts aimed at Arsenal throughout the match, with the atmosphere becoming increasingly casual as Spurs fell behind and then conceded a second, and how this was motivated by the north London rivalry, Postecoglou said: “I’m just not interested. Maybe I’m out of step, but I don’t care. I want to win and be successful with this football club.

“I have no interest in other people’s feelings or priorities. I know what it takes to construct a winning squad, and that’s what I need to focus on.”

He continued: “When we’ve got late winners in games, it’s because the fans have helped us.”



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