Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City: Ange Postecoglou Angrily Confronts Fan for Supporting Visitors

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City: Ange Postecoglou Angrily Confronts Fan for Supporting Visitors

Rene Otinga
updated at May 15, 2024 at 6:26 AM
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  • A video has emerged of Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou berating a fan
  • The Spurs boss appeared agitated by something that was said by the fan
  • Manchester City beat Tottenham 2-0 to keep the title ace in their hands

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou cut a furious figure on Tuesday, May 14, as he was spotted confronting a fan in the stands.

The Australian oversaw his side succumb to a 2-0 defeat to title-chasing Manchester City, with Erling Haaland scoring the visitors' two goals.

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Ange Postecoglou was angered by Tottenham fans cheering Manchester City on Tuesday, May 14 . Photo: Justin Setterfield.
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It was a crucial win for City, as it boosted the visitors’ chances of clinching a fourth successive Premier League title at the expense of Arsenal.

Postecoglou was incensed by the attitude of sections of Tottenham fans during the game, and made his feelings clear by confronting a fan from his technical area.

A video, shared by @Spurstek on X, showed the 58-year-old walking towards the stands and pointing at a fan. He then appeared to say, “I just want to know who you are.”

Spurs had the chance to get back in the game when Son Heung Min found himself one-on-one with Stefan Ortega, but the South Korean’s low effort was blocked as City maintained their 1-0 lead. Haaland then put the result beyond doubt via a penalty in added time.

Ironically, sections of home fans expressed relief that City beat their team

According to SPORTbible, some Spurs fans chanted ‘are you watching Arsenal’ , after Haaland scored the opening goal.

Postecoglou laments about fragile foundations

Speaking after the game, the Spurs boss was critical of the club’s attitude, especially from the fans.

“The foundations are really fragile," he said, per BBC. "The last 48 hours have shown me that.
"It's inside the club, outside the club. Outside, inside, everywhere. It's been an interesting exercise. It's just my observations, mate."
When asked about the home fans’ chants, the manager said, "I'm not interested, mate. I just don't care. Maybe I'm out of step, but I just don't care. I just want to win.”

What next for Tottenham?

Since Tottenham’s hopes for Champions League qualification are effectively over after defeat to Manchester City, focus will shift to a strong finish to the season.

Their final Premier League fixture is against relegated Sheffield United on May 19.

Manchester City, meanwhile, could wrap up the Premier League title with a home win against West Ham on the same day.

Pep Guardiola’s reaction to Son’s miss

In other news, Sports Brief reported on Pep Guardiola’s hilarious reaction to Heung Min Son nearly scoring for Tottenham Hotspur.

With the defending champions 1-0 ahead, Son Heung-min pounced on Manuel Akanji's mistake with 86 minutes on the clock to go through one-on-one with Stefan Ortega in the Citizens goal.

City goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, however, produced a decent save to maintain his team’s lead.

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