Postecoglou says 'really focused' squad helped Spurs take down Aston Villa

With Tottenham looking revitalized this season under their new manager, it's possible to argue that some of that comes down to fundamental differences in player attitudes and, perhaps, focus alongside clearly defined goals of developing under new tactics.

Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Tottenham's 4-0 bashing of Aston Villa last Sunday was a revelatory moment for anyone doubting Ange's ability to fight for a Champions League place, and now the manager has revealed that a lot of that success came from internal discipline.

Speaking with the media in his recent press conference ahead of this weekend's Fulham fixture, Ange had plenty to say on the recent match and his team's performance (Football London):

"I like the way we handled the whole day to be honest: the build-up to it. It’s a difficult venue when their supporters get right behind them. They’ve been pretty formidable at home. I thought we handled the whole day really well, played well, stayed really focused. I thought it was another sign of growth for us as a team. Players obviously feel good after that but also understand that the reason we got that outcome was because they were really focused and just played our football."

Spurs have a test of endurance awaiting them as they look to face Newcastle United, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool all in a row starting April 13th. Injuries aside, much of that endurance will likely come down to mental fortitude and discipline.

If Spurs' previous matches this season, like the most recent Villa fixture, are anything to go by, then fans can rest assured that the squad will bring their best 'Ange-ball', regardless of who they face.