Ange Postecoglou Defends Tottenham Duo After Halftime Bust Up During Defeat to Liverpool

Ange Postecoglou Defends Tottenham Duo After Halftime Bust Up During Defeat to Liverpool

Elijah Odetokun
May 6, 2024 at 7:45 AM
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  • Tottenham Hotspur lost 4-2 to Liverpool at Anfield
  • It's now four losses in a row for the North Londoners
  • Two Spurs players had a confrontation at halftime

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Ange Postecoglou is unbothered that two of his Tottenham Hotspur players had a confrontation at halftime during their 4-2 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on May 5, 2024.

Spurs continue their poor run of results, as the team many thought would have a say in the title race has lost to two of the three title contenders with one left to play.

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Ange Postecoglou gestures to Tottenham fans after the 4-2 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on May 5, 2024. Photo by Stu Forster.
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Per Squawka, the Whites set an unwanted record by losing four consecutive Premier League games for the first time since 2004 under Jacques Santini, who resigned after that run.

Postecoglou defends Tottenham players

As seen in footage that has gone viral on social media, defenders Emerson Royal and Cristian Romero clashed on their way to the dressing room at halftime with the team down 2-0.

The Argentine approached the Brazilian and had to be separated by goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, who took Romero away from the scene.

Head coach Postecoglou did not read too much meaning to it and defended his players, claiming it was out of passion.

“They care. It hurts them. They're just not going to be happy with the current situation, and because they care, they want to improve. There's nothing wrong with that as long as it's done in a constructive way... They want to change the situation and not accept it,” he said via Football London.

A similar incident happened between Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min in 2020, and Jose Mourinho described it as “beautiful”.

Postecoglou screamed at Tottenham players

Sports Brief reported on Postecoglou screaming at Tottenham players during their 2-0 defeat to London rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on May 2, 2024.

Mate, as he is fondly referred to, voiced his displeasure at his players' lacklustre display. This was unusual for the fans, as the manager is generally calm.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.