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Ange Postecoglou tells Tottenham players ‘next step’ after Aston Villa hammering

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Following a thumping win over Villa, Ange Postecoglou gives Tottenham players the next step

Tottenham Hotspur hammered a 10 men Aston Villa side at Villa Park earlier today by four second-half goals as the visitors looked almost unplayable to close the game and claim all three points.

With the win against Aston Villa, Spurs now breathe on Unai Emery’s side neck in that fourth position as they close the gap to two points with one game in hand.

James Maddison scored the opener vs Aston Villa today.
James Maddison scored the opener vs Aston Villa today.

James Maddison was on target for the N17 side from a Pepe Sarr cross as England’s midfield maestro gets on the score sheets for the first time since late October.

The Lilywhites scored the second goal soon after Maddison’s strike with Brennan Johnson from a Villa error in the build-up.

Any comeback opportunity for the Villans was taken away when John McGinn was shown the red carpet owing to his hard tackle on Destiny Udogie.

Son soon scored the third for Ange’s side in the stoppage time before providing to Timo Werner for Tottenham’s fourth.

Ange Postecoglou gives Tottenham players next steps
Ange Postecoglou gives Tottenham players next steps

Good teams find ways to win but the ones that win silverware are almost always consistent in everything they do and always find ways to make an impact in the given day. Ange Postecoglou also used the word ‘consistent’ when asked about the next steps for Tottenham. Speaking to Skysports (via. BBC), the 58-year-old said:

“I think we made it tough for Aston Villa, they worked hard just to contain us. Last 10 minutes of the second half you could already see them starting to tire a little bit. We just had to continue to do that and we got our rewards in the second half.

“We knew it was a big game obviously, everyone was talking it up as a game where it could lead to something significant. I never saw it like that, there’s a good chunk of the season still to go. We just needed to stay calm, play our football.

“Get excited, why not? The supporters, if they don’t get excited by a performance and result like that, in what was a significant game…you’ve got to enjoy that.

“We know every game is a challenge in the Premier League, especially a team like us who are trying to gain an identity.

“The next step for us is to maintain a consistency of quality performances.”

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Tottenham now have a structure under Ange and it’s time to oil the machine till the sequences are almost robotic and consistent.

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