“Defining who we are”…Coach Postecoclu’s tenacity, who “did not lower” the line despite “numerical inferiority
Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham suffered a 1-4 home defeat against Chelsea in the 11th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) season at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, on Sunday (Sept. 7).
Suffering their first defeat in 11 games since the start of the season (8 wins, 2 draws – 26 points), Spurs failed to overtake league leaders Manchester City (27 points).레모나토토
It was a bad day. Chelsea’s Moises Caicedo rattled the net in the 27th minute, a goal that was disallowed after video assistant referee (VAR) showed Nicola Jackson obstructed Spurs goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario from an offside position. However, it was also shown that Tottenham’s Cristian Romiro tackled Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling in the box and was sent off and a penalty was awarded to Chelsea.
There were also injuries. James Maddison and Micky van der Penn went down with injuries, and nine minutes into the second half, Destiny was sent off for accumulating cautions.
Despite this, Postecoglou refused to drop his line. Speaking to the BBC after the game, he said: “It defines who we are. As long as I’m in this team, it represents us,” he said, adding that he was adamant that “even if we play with five men, we’ll raise the line.”
As for refereeing decisions, he said he has to accept them. “A call is a call,” Postecoglou said. In my 26 years of coaching, I’ve seen a lot of unfavorable decisions that are hard to accept, but you have to accept them,” he said.
“Today’s defeat is very difficult. I’m disappointed with the result, but I’m proud of the players. They gave everything they had. We’ll take the positives,” he said, adding that he was pleased with the way the team attacked despite being outnumbered.