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“That’s on me” – Tottenham man takes the blame after defeat to Chelsea

By Mehdi Gokal -

Tottenham Hotspur’s aspirations of clinching a top-four finish in the Premier League took a significant blow as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea on Thursday evening.

The loss marked Spurs’ third consecutive defeat in the league, leaving them in a precarious position in their quest for a coveted Champions League spot for the upcoming season.

Currently occupying 5th place with 60 points, Ange Postecoglou’s side trails 4th-placed Aston Villa by a daunting 7-point margin, with only four games remaining.

Anticipation was high for Tottenham to bounce back from their North London derby defeat to Arsenal, but their visit to Stamford Bridge proved challenging. Chelsea took the lead from a set-piece as Trevoh Chalobah headed home Conor Gallagher’s delivery, putting the home side in control early on.

Despite showing signs of promise in the second half, with Tottenham amassing 16 shots compared to Chelsea’s 5, Spurs struggled to find a breakthrough.

Chelsea sealed their victory with a second goal, with Nicolas Jackson heading in the rebound after Cole Palmer’s free-kick struck the bar.

In the aftermath of the defeat, manager Ange Postecoglou took the blame for the team’s performance, acknowledging that they fell short of the mental standards expected.

Speaking to the press, Postecoglou remarked (as quoted by Charlie Eccleshare), “We didn’t have the mindset that I expect. That’s on me. We were so far off it.”

With crucial fixtures against Liverpool and Manchester City still to come, Tottenham faces an uphill battle to secure a Champions League berth.

The odds may be stacked against them, but it will require extraordinary efforts and a significant turnaround in form for Spurs to achieve their goal in the remaining games of the season.


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