Spurs topped the Premier League in conceding goals beyond the 90th minute, prompting questions about Ange Postecoglou’s tactics and the need for adaptation.
Addressing the issue in a press conference before the Brighton & Hove Albion match, Postecoglou expressed disappointment over late goals but emphasized the team’s commitment to being an attacking force. He defended his approach, stating a preference for scoring more goals to close out games.
Despite criticism, Postecoglou stressed the ongoing process of building a team and a distinct playing style. The 2-1 victory against Brighton in the 96th minute became a testament to the coach’s vision.
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Brighton initially took the lead through a penalty, exploiting Tottenham’s defensive lapse. Spurs showed resilience, equalizing with Pape Matar Sarr’s effort. The game remained intense, with both teams fatiguing each other, leading to a dramatic finish.
In the final moments, Tottenham orchestrated a decisive attack, involving Richarlison, Son Heung-min, and Brennan Johnson, securing the victory. The win highlighted the team’s ability to navigate challenging situations.
With quality options on the bench for the first time this season, Tottenham showcased the depth needed to change the game. The victory marked a crucial point in a favorable fixture schedule, positioning Spurs for a potential second peak in the campaign under Postecoglou’s guidance.