Tottenham manager will field his strongest possible 11 against Burnley
The third round of the FA Cup has begun, offering another opportunity to win a trophy. However, for the manager of Tottenham, this can only mean one thing: questioning over the club’s lack of trophies and his desire to end it. To put it accurately, Ange Postecoglou would be thrilled to do. But when he got ready for the home game against Burnley on Friday night, he had a deeper sort of triumph in mind, a more fundamental step forward
The elephant in the press conference room was the gap to Spurs’s previous trophy – the 2008 League Cup; how it has been the only silverware of Daniel Levy’s 22-year chairmanship. At one point Postecoglou was asked whether he ever pictured himself lifting trophies.
“I’ve got real pictures,” he shot back. “Quite a few. I just look at the ones I have got.””I deserve them; it’s not serendipitous,” was the blunt answer.You made your point. Postecoglou has won championships wherever he has gone, including Scotland, Japan, and his home Australia. He has also represented Australia internationally.
He went on, “What motivates me is winning.” Every year, I hope to finish up with a photo of myself and my team winning a trophy. My goal in this situation is to do what I have attempted to achieve throughout my career, and I have a ton of data to support that. I do it without having to visualize it
Postecoglou said that Spurs “teams and individuals that have won things” were the “only pictures we have got up” in the home dressing room. We don’t keep such things a secret. They are undoubtedly held up as models for you to aspire to be like.
He would go off course and end up where he stored all of his medals. And there was the moment when he unintentionally but firmly reaffirmed the central idea of creating something enduring.”The issue is… We’ve moved around so frequently that I don’t have a house where everything has a place, and my wife, who is currently in Australia, has been complaining about this as well, Postecoglou added. “The Celtic ones are with me since they have traveled with us, but the others are someplace, carefully put up.”The issue is… We’ve moved around so frequently that I don’t have a house where everything has a place, and my wife, who is currently in Australia, has been complaining about this as well, Postecoglou added. “The Celtic ones are with me since they have traveled with us, but the others are someplace, carefully put up.”Our life has been interesting; it’s not like the typical one where you have your family and I can arrange my trophy room.” That will happen eventually. I’m hoping for soon. However, you live that sort of existence with all of your belongings, and we’ve been nomads for a little while. The only awards I require are from my family.One with Spurs wouldn’t hurt, and Postecoglou had to be surprised by the response after his team’s August Carabao Cup penalty shootout loss to Fulham, considering he had selected a significantly different lineup. He wanted to be clear that shutting down the jokes had nothing to do with winning a domestic knockout.
“I don’t think winning one trophy should be the Holy Grail at a club like this,” Postecoglou remarked. “It need to be building a club and a squad that participates in annual trophy competitions. The desire to win a trophy must not be overwhelming because it is ineffective as a panacea. What do you imagine the supporters will say the moment you win one? “It’s alright, you don’t need to win one for another fifteen or sixteen years?” No. They will be itching for more.
“I am committed to seeing the club succeed, but this is not a desperate attempt to find a temporary fix before we face more challenges.” At a large club, success ought to be constantly demanded.
Because he has so few reliable backups at his disposal, Postecoglou will field his strongest lineup against Burnley. He has now lost Pape Sarr and Yves Bissouma to the Africa Cup of Nations, Son Heung-min to the Asian Cup (albeit the latter would have been suspended anyway).The good news is that Micky Van de Ven, who has completed three training sessions this week, may be able to rejoin the team following a protracted hamstring injury. The unfortunate thing is that Postecoglou is now missing six players due to injury; Alejo Véliz is the most recent, having suffered severe damage to his knee ligaments during Sunday’s victory against Bournemouth. He will be absent for several months. Sergio Reguilón, who was returned on loan by Manchester United, is not expected to play because Spurs want to find him a new home.Postecoglou omitted to address what transpired with Spurs following their 2008 League Cup victory against Chelsea. After a poor start to the new season, the team just finished in 11th place in the Premier League, and by the end of October, they had fired manager Juande Ramos. Postecoglou need stronger foundations. – Guardian