Postecoglou issues determined statement ahead of City clash

Amid speculation from reporters about fans' loyalties going into the Manchester City fixture, Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou reaffirmed his determination and desire to win and take the club to new heights.
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City - Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City - Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

As the late-season drama winds up before the world of footballing winds down, the Tottenham faithful are bracing themselves for what could be a whirlwind finish to a dynamic year of competition.

Under Ange Postecoglou's first year at the helm, The Lilywhites have soared, tripped, fallen, and soared again, all in the span of just a couple months.

Through it all, however, fans have continued to show up and show out on match-day, and you'd be hard pressed to bet against them doing so at the upcoming clashes against Manchester City and Sheffield United.

Despite this, some reporters seem to believe there's a portion of the masses who actually want to see Tottenham lose their upcoming match against City, for in doing so, they might help Pep Guardiola's side steal the title away from North London rivals Arsenal, who currently sit atop the table.

In response to the rather odd speculation and potentially disingenuous loyalties of Spurs supporters, Ange Postecoglou made a (per usual) fierce but reasoned statement in his most recent press conference.

"Let’s answer a question we don’t know the answer to. Yeah, that’s fine. People are allowed to feel the way they do," he stated.

Continuing, the manager added, "Real success looks like trophies. Anything else in between, bragging rights, whatever it is, it is absolutely meaningless to me, to anyone involved with me. We have a game tomorrow we want to win."

A win tomorrow could certainly go a long way in determining Tottenham's chances of competing in Champions League football next season, where silverware is highly prized and highly sought after by Europe's best and brightest.

However, that possibility will also depend on the ouctome of Aston Villa's match against Liverpool this week.