Tottenham Hotspur have crashed to three league defeats in a row after a fantastic start to the Premier League campaign.
The North London giants impressed everyone with their free-flowing attacking football and they managed to grind out important results at the start of the season as well.
However, they are on a decline right now and several injury problems have contributed to that.
Tottenham have been without key players like Micky van de Ven, James Maddison and Cristian Romero recently. Any team would struggle without players of that calibre and it is hardly a surprise that Tottenham have dropped points in recent weeks.
That said, Ange Postecoglou will still be expected to get them back on track, and it remains to be seen whether the Australian manager can arrest his team’s decline in the coming weeks.
Postecoglou has received a lot of praise for his expansive approach this season, but he has received his fair share of criticism in the last few matches as well. However, journalist Charlie Eccleshare has now revealed on the Fox football podcast that the manager retains the faith of the club hierarchy and he is highly rated within the club.
The Tottenham hierarchy acknowledges the fact that the Australian is building a squad for the future and they will have to be patient. In addition to that, it is quite clear that injuries have affected the team’s form in recent weeks and they could easily bounce back strongly when the key players are back on the pitch.
“Most fans aren’t that upset about the three losses. They understand the context, they’ve lost key players through injuries and suspensions. People get it, people understand. Very few people within Spurs anyway are saying Ange has to be more pragmatic, maybe some are saying that externally, but people get it internally that he’s building something, this is how he wants to play and it’s not the end of the world if he loses a few games,” Eccleshare said.
The manager is adored by the fanbase as well and it remains to be seen whether he can turn things around in the coming weeks now.