Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal played out a 2-2 draw in the North London derby on Sunday.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou has now heaped praise on the Arsenal wingers for their performance against his side.
Mikel Arteta decided to deploy Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Jesus as the wide forwards against Tottenham and both players were quite impressive throughout the game.
Saka managed to score twice in the game and Jesus had opportunities to get on the score sheet as well. Jesus missed a glorious one-versus-one opportunity to put the ball in the back of the net. However, his overall link-up play and movement caused problems for the Spurs defenders.
Postecoglou has now revealed that the Tottenham full-backs had a difficult job to do against the two players and they were outstanding and the main threats for Arsenal throughout the game.
Speaking to Football.London, he said: “I thought both our full-backs had difficult jobs today. Arsenal’s wide players are outstanding players and that’s where their threats are.
“Destiny getting booked early, it could have made it difficult, but the way he dealt with it, in the end, I thought he was the dominant player on that side of the pitch.”
Arsenal took the lead twice in the game and Tottenham did well to level things up. The shift in character and mentality is quite evident at Spurs and it remains to be seen whether they can build on it and compete for a place in the Champions League next season.
Tottenham have a talented squad at their disposal and there is no reason why they cannot fight for domestic trophies as well.
Ange Postecoglou has managed to get the best out of his players so far and his free-flowing attacking approach has proven to be a good fit for the Tottenham squad.