Tottenham have been revived under Ange Postecoglou. Gone are the Mourinho and Conte philosophies of sitting back and counter-attacking.
Watching Spurs has been a real joy for fans in recent times. Apparently, it’s also been an incredible experience for the players.
Kulu’s words surely speak to a clear shift in style of play. Pressing, attacking football is what has produced tremendous results for the Lilywhites thus far and it’s obviously been incorporated heavily into training.
Beyond this, however, it seems that Ange is working to instill some greater ideals among the players through his anecdotes on his life-experiences.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Spurs players are “enjoy[ing] the training sessions, they are very happy with this high pressing wanted by Ange Postecoglou. New mentality, new approach, new idea. The pressing is absolutely crucial for Postecoglou.”
It’s one thing for a manager to introduce new tactics to revamp a team’s style of play. It’s another to have players who are on board to adapt to and accept those changes.
Somewhere within this relationship between the Aussie gaffer and his players is a level of mutual understanding for what is expected in the new system, and it seems that Ange is there every step of the way to ensure that his vision is executed.
It’s a long season ahead for the North London club, and while some are comparing their current form to 2015/16 Leicester City, there always remains unpredictable variables such as injuries which make it difficult to judge the team’s trajectory. What is for certain is that Tottenham have a lot of potential under Ange’s watchful eye.
Spurs are running strong while still unbeaten across ten games, but will surely face a challenge when they host Chelsea on November 6th.