Ange Postecoglou, the manager of Tottenham Hotspur, praised his team’s character despite their 4-2 defeat to Brighton in the Premier League on Thursday. Brighton took a commanding 4-0 lead within 63 minutes of the match at the Amex Stadium. However, Alejo Veliz and Ben Davies managed to score consolation goals for Spurs in the 81st and 85th minutes respectively.
Despite the loss, Tottenham remain just one point outside of the top four, while Brighton climbed up to eighth place. Postecoglou attributed the defeat to tiredness, with 10 first-team players unavailable for selection. However, he commended his team’s commitment and effort, stating that they gave everything they could in the game.
Postecoglou emphasized the character shown by his players and acknowledged that their lack of energy cost them against a strong Brighton side. He acknowledged that it was a difficult task to come back from a four-goal deficit and expressed his gratitude to the players for their efforts throughout the season.
Tottenham captain Son Heung-min admitted that conceding four goals in a single game was a wake-up call for the team. He described the performance as disappointing and not up to their usual standards. Son stressed the importance of starting games strongly and learning from their mistakes. He acknowledged that every team in the Premier League is strong and emphasized the need for consistent performances.
Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi expressed satisfaction with his team’s overall performance but admitted that they could have been more defensively resilient in the final 20 minutes of the match. He praised Tottenham as one of the best teams in the league and acknowledged their reaction after conceding the first goal. De Zerbi highlighted the team’s fighting spirit and expressed pride in their performance, particularly in the last 20 minutes.
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