Spurs press conference notes with Sessegnon’s commendation and Postecoglou’s jab as a pundit

When Tottenham returns to action on Friday night against Crystal Palace, they will be playing for the second time this week. Spurs, who had a relatively light schedule this season due to their failure to qualify for European football, play the Eagles four days after defeating Fulham 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Postecoglou gave a preview of the match against the south London club to the media at Hotspur Way at 1pm on Thursday afternoon, prior to the match at Selhurst Park. Below is a summary of some of the most important points from his briefing.

A warning to rivals

Postecoglou and his Spurs players have received a lot of recognition since August after their incredible season and rightful top spot in the Premier League table after nine games. In addition to scoring goals for enjoyment and drawing attention with their attacking football style, the head coach thinks his attack has much more potential.

Premier League defenders will have their work cut out for them when everything finally comes together for the team, as the team acknowledges that their natural and fluid movements will still be in the attacking zones.From now until May, Man City, Arsenal, and Liverpool might need to keep a very close check on the Lilywhites.

“It all. When asked what the team can do better, the 58-year-old responded, “We still have to grow in every area.” There are already certain domains in which we excel, especially in the field of defense. We’ve done a great job there, in my opinion—quite consistently.

“I said that’s what won us the game on Monday night after the game. should put in a lot of effort, push the opposition, maintain discipline, and be steadfast in your commitment to making mistakes in the opposition. For me, that’s been incredibly wonderful and satisfying.

“I continue to believe that our offensive department will see the most improvement. It’s hardly surprising, in my opinion, that many of our movements—especially in the front third—remain far from being fluid and natural as we would like. However, the fact that we have excellent quality up there is what is helping us achieve our goals. However, I continue to believe that our offensive aspect of the game will see the most improvement.”

2. Ange’s future plans

During his pre-match press conference, Postecoglou expressed his love for Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson, praising the 76-year-old. When the Tottenham manager reaches the age of the former England manager, could he still be in the dugout?

Though Postecoglou is most likely going to be relaxing on a Greek island when he is 76 years old, he did make a playful jab at football analysts when he revealed that he might have a future career.

“Who can say? That’s not the idea – 76… someplace on a Greek island, relaxing while watching international football, maybe doing some punditry and turning into an overnight expert,” he said. “That’s the plan but you never know in life, mate.”

3. Sessegnon praise

Spurs have been blessed with a boost in injuries recently with Rodrigo Bentancur making his long-awaited comeback to training. However, Ryan Sessegnon remains in the treatment room. The left-sided player underwent hamstring surgery in the summer, and Postecoglou told that the ailment is likely to be long-term. As a result, it looks like he will be some time away from playing again.

The precise return date for Sessegnon to return to action for Tottenham is still unknown, but the head coach did commend the 23-year-old for his diligent effort in the background while he recovers.

“Yes, it’s difficult for him,” Postecoglou said to “When someone inquire about my motivation, I point them toward athletes like Ryan who, despite their innocence, put in a ton of effort every day to attempt to regain their position.

“As football players, there’s no shortage of motivation. While guys like Ryan have to put in a lot of work to get back into the group, you’re in a nice place where you can at least afford the opportunity to play, even though you may not be playing or playing as often as you would like.

“He’s got a lot of support here, the medical team and sports science staff work hard with him and he’s still part of the team on a daily basis so we’ve just got to get him back to a space where he’s physically able to participate again.”

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