Tottenham captain Son Heung-min acknowledges the sting of recent defeats but implores the team to adhere to Ange Postecoglou’s playing style. A comeback win by Aston Villa compounded Spurs’ woes in November, turning them from Premier League leaders to a squad grappling with three consecutive losses and a growing list of absentees.
While taking an early lead against Villa, Spurs struggled to maintain the relentless attacking style Postecoglou advocates. Son emphasized the need for better control when ahead and minimizing mistakes that have disrupted their tempo in previous games. Despite creating chances and playing in a manner that pleases him, Son expresses the deep hurt of losing, particularly at home.
🎙 “It’s tough to take but as a captain I can say that everyone did everything to win this game. We gave everything.”— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 26, 2023
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As Tottenham braces for a challenging trip to face Manchester City, Rodrigo Bentancur’s ankle injury adds to their concerns. Yves Bissouma’s return from suspension provides some relief, but the squad remains stretched, with Postecoglou acknowledging the need for everyone present to contribute.
On the opposing side, Villa’s clinical display, led by goals from Pau Torres and Ollie Watkins, propels them to fourth in the Premier League. However, manager Unai Emery remains cautious, emphasizing the long season ahead and the need to stay focused on upcoming challenges, including fixtures against Legia Warsaw and Bournemouth.