Ange Postecoglou Criticizes Tottenham Fans’ Desire for Team to Lose Amid Title Race

Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou has expressed his disapproval of any Spurs fans hoping for their team to lose against Manchester City in a pivotal Premier League match on Tuesday, even if it benefits rivals Arsenal’s title ambitions.

The upcoming clash between Tottenham and Manchester City could significantly influence the outcome of the Premier League title race. A win or draw for Tottenham would elevate Arsenal’s chances of securing the title, with the Gunners currently holding a slender one-point lead over defending champions City.

Postecoglou, reflecting on the intensity of football rivalries, emphasized his fundamental disagreement with fans wanting their own team to lose for strategic reasons. “I’ve never, and will never, understand if someone wants their own team to lose. That’s not what sport is about. It’s not what I love about the game,” remarked the Tottenham boss.

While acknowledging the complexity of emotions among Spurs supporters, Postecoglou asserted that his focus remains on winning matches and achieving tangible success rather than relishing in others’ misfortunes. “Real success looks like trophies…Anything else in between, bragging rights, whatever, it is absolutely meaningless to me,” he stated emphatically.

Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, underscored the high stakes of Tuesday’s encounter, emphasizing that anything less than a victory would derail City’s pursuit of an unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title. Guardiola’s side, currently on a seven-game winning streak, faces a crucial test against Tottenham, with the outcome likely to shape the destiny of the league title.

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