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Ange Postecoglou told just Celtic tactics won’t cut it in PL, says he needs plan B at Tottenham

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Style vs Substance? Cundy believes Tottenham need to make tactical tweaks to succeed

Ange Postecoglou’s tenure at Tottenham Hotspur has garnered significant attention, especially after the team’s recent disappointing performance against Newcastle United. With critics questioning whether he can replicate his success at Celtic and lead Spurs to a Premier League title, former center-back turned radio broadcaster Jason Cundy weighs in on the discussion.

Recruited last summer from Celtic, where he achieved notable success, Postecoglou has brought a breath of fresh air to North London. His tenure at Celtic saw him clinch two Scottish Premiership titles, a Scottish Cup, and a couple of Scottish League Cups, showcasing his managerial prowess.

While Tottenham may not be contenders for the Premier League crown this season, they are firmly in the race for a traditional top-four finish, positioning them for a coveted spot in the Champions League campaign for 2024/25. Perhaps even more significant is the transformation in the team’s style of play under Postecoglou’s leadership.

Previously, the club struggled to find its identity on the pitch under the management of Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, playing uninspiring football. However, Postecoglou has injected enthusiasm and passion back into Tottenham’s game, instilling a style of play that resonates with everyone at the club.

Jason Cundy warns Spurs need tactical shift for title aspirations

Style vs Substance? Cundy believes Tottenham need to make tactical tweaks to succeed.
Former Tottenham player Jason Cundy questions Spurs’ ability to win title under Postecoglou

However, former Tottenham Hotspur player Jason Cundy does not think that his former club can win the Premier League title playing the way they are under Ange. He insists that the North Londoners need to be less leaky defensively and not be as open as they have been throughout the ongoing season.

Cundy, speaking about Tottenham and Postecoglou on talkSPORT, said: “He has done brilliantly well; he has done brilliantly well, but there are still frailties.

“They concede too many goals. They concede too many goals. And it’s risk and reward—the way that he plays.

Jason Continues: “I don’t think he will win a Premier League title the way that he plays. I simply don’t think you can get away with it.

“I don’t think you can do that. It’s brave, and it’s great to watch, but at the same time, so was Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle, and so was Ossie Ardiles’s Spurs. There needs to be a point; there has to be a time when you change the style of play or the way you go into a game.

“It’s quite nice and refreshing. ‘It’s who we are, mate’. Literally, this is how we play football, and this is how we are going to go about it. You might have been able to do that at Celtic; you are not doing that in the Premier League.”

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The resurgence of exciting football at Tottenham Hotspur under Postecoglou has undoubtedly satisfied a fanbase whose appreciation for attacking football is known. As the team embraces this new era, patience becomes key in allowing the process to unfold and progress organically.

Aiming to secure qualification for European elite competitions by the end of the current season is a sensible goal for Spurs. This achievement would mark a significant step forward in the team’s journey under Postecoglou’s leadership and provide a platform for further growth and development.

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