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“Was visibly frustrated”: Gold claims Postecoglou ‘did not seem impressed at all’ with 26-year-old during Barca defeat

By Mehdi Gokal -

Tottenham Hotspur experienced a setback with a 4-2 defeat in their final pre-season game against Barcelona.

The match saw an interesting turn of events, with Tottenham initially taking a 2-1 lead before conceding three late goals to Barcelona.

Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Barcelona, followed by a quick brace from Oliver Skipp that gave Spurs a temporary lead.

However, Ferran Torres equalised for Barcelona in the 81st minute, and Ansu Fati and Abde Ezzalzouli added goals in stoppage time to secure a 4-2 victory for the Spanish side.

And according to Alasdair Gold, Postecoglou was not too particularly impressed by Richarlison for the way he gifted away the possession to Barcelona at one point of the game.

Writing on Football London, he described what he saw from the manager on the touchline:

“There was one moment in the first half where Postecoglou was visibly frustrated with his team’s play.”

“After Vicario had pumped the ball forward and Richarlison’s header on gifted possession back to the hosts.

“Far from the way he wants his team to play football, the Australian did not seem impressed at all.

“As was the case on Sunday when Hojbjerg booted the ball clear when he had time to pass to a teammate.

“However, he will have been incredibly impressed by his team’s play on 24 minutes as Oliver Skipp netted an equaliser from close range.

“Building play from the back, Spurs worked the ball upfield and Ivan Perisic’s clever reverse ball set Reguilon free down the left.

“Giovani Lo Celso hit the post from the resulting cross, with Skipp ready and waiting to convert to level the scores.

“The hard work on the training pitch is very much paying off and the players are buying into it with the team playing some incredibly good attacking football.”


TBH Says:

While the defeat against Barcelona might not be the ideal result, the overall sentiment surrounding Tottenham’s pre-season has been positive.

The team’s willingness to embrace the new manager’s tactics and style of play is evident, even though it’s still a work in progress.

Tottenham fans can anticipate an exciting season ahead as the team continues to gel under Postecoglou’s guidance.

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