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‘I I heard a lot of things’: Sutton reacts to what he has heard about Postecoglou’s tactics

By Saikat -

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has leapt to the defence of the Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou.

The Australian manager was recently criticised for his approach against Manchester City when his side managed to grind out a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Etihad Stadium. Postecoglou was blamed for his attacking approach. There were claims that the Spurs manager was naive with his strategy and Tottenham should have been more cautious defensively.

Sutton feels that Postecoglou has enjoyed great success with his free-flowing attacking brand of football over the years and there is no reason for him to change his methods now.

“The whole thing, I heard a lot of things yesterday criticism of Postecoglou and how Spurs were naive and they were going to get caught out and how going into the game how they need to adapt and change the way they play,” Sutton said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Postecoglou is different in his footballing beliefs. I said this before, I am repeating myself numerous times, if he has had 26 years – 26 successful years in management with the formula that works for him, why on earth would he change it?

“He hasn’t managed in the Premier League until this season. But it works for him. His beliefs work with him.

“Why is he then going to adapt and going to do something differently when the formula works?”.

Tottenham have impressed everyone with their flamboyant approach this season and they have done quite well in the Premier League so far. Despite losing three games in a row before the Manchester City draw, Tottenham managed to grind out some important results and put in impressive performances.

The North London giants have looked formidable before their injury crisis and it is evident that Postecoglou’s system is reaping rewards already. Tottenham are likely to get better with coaching and time.

In addition to that, a couple of quality acquisitions in January could help them improve further.

Tottenham’s attacking approach has been praised by the fans as well and they will certainly hope that their team continues to play an entertaining brand of football in the coming months as well.

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