Gary Neville has pointed out the big mistake he feels Ange Postecoglou made during the League cup defeat against Fulham last week.
Tottenham have had a great start to their Premier League campaign under the the new manager.
The Australian has had a mini summer rebuild which saw him bring in 7 players including James Maddison, Brennan Johnson, Micky van de Ven, Manor Solomon, Ashley Philipps, Guglielmo Vicario and Alejo Veliz.
The players have quickly adapted to his attacking style of play and the results are evident on the pitch.
Spurs are unbeaten in the league so far, drawing one and winning 3 in a row. Their last in was away to Burnley where they scored 5 goals.
Their only defeat so far was against Fulham in the League Cup last week which saw them get knocked out of the competition. But Ange played a very different team in that game compared to the team that has started in the Premier League.
And Gary Neville thinks that not taking the competition seriously was a big negative from Ange as it was a chance to end Tottenham’s trophy drought and win one of the trophies that Spurs are more likely to win than others.
“Only one small negative – I say a small negative but I think it’s quite a big negative but it almost slipped through in midweek because everybody was sort of concentrating on other things – but when they went out of the Carabao Cup, that was like a… don’t do that!”
“Don’t go out of the Carabao Cup! I know they were playing Fulham, but that’s one of the two trophies you can probably win, so don’t go out of that, because if you want to try and win a trophy and turn the fortunes of the club around and bring silverware, then that’s one of the two you really need to pay attention to, so that’s the negative, but in the league they have been really good. ”
Neville is right. Keeping in mind our trophy drought, the manager should have played his first team against Fulham to make sure they qualify to the next round.
It is understandable that the manager is still trying to experiment with his squad the cup games need to be taken seriously.
The positive thing is that the defeat against Fulham did not slow down the momentum Spurs had in the league as they responded back with a 5-2 win over Burnley.