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Postecoglou reacts after Spurs' win over Man Utd

Updated: Aug 20, 2023



Tottenham claimed their first win under Ange Postecoglou's management, defeating Manchester United 2-0. Pre-match protests were overshadowed by Postecoglou's enthusiastic reception.

The match showcased Postecoglou's attacking style, with Pape Matar Sarr's close-range goal breaking the deadlock.



Ivan Perisic's cross, deflected by Ben Davies, secured the win. Both teams had numerous chances, hitting the woodwork, and penalty appeals were denied. Spurs' bold attacking approach proved decisive in the end.

'I saw enough today in our game that encourages me'

Following the victory per United, Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou told BBC Sport Match of the Day: "It was good. It was fair to say we looked a bit nervous at the start which wasn't surprising. We had two 20-year-olds, a couple of 22-year-olds out there. So I thought we gave the ball away a little bit too much and to be fair Man Utd probably had the better of the chances.



"I like the fact that we hang in there and worked our way into the game. Second half, certainly in spells, it kind of showed the team we want to be. I keep saying we're still a long way to go but I really liked the belief and resilience the guys have and the bravery they have to continue playing that way.

"I guess from my perspective, when you have quite a few young quality players it's great, it allows us to build with this young group. I thought the experienced guys today, Son [Heung-min] and [James] Maddison were great as well.



"The support was outstanding today, right from the first whistle the crowd were outstanding. They carried us through the first half because we were nervy.


"I'm happy. We're showing bits of our game today. I saw enough today in our game that encourages me. All we can do is keep improving and hopefully, we're picking up points along the way."



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