Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham falls 3-2 to West Ham in Perth


If Tuesday night time’s 3-2 loss to West Ham is something to go by, Tottenham followers are set for one hell of a experience below ‘Angeball’.

Ange Postecoglou’s managerial debut at Tottenham obtained off to a rocky begin, with defensive lapses permitting West Ham to go 2-0 up after 23 minutes in entrance of 46,266 followers at Perth’s Optus Stadium.

Tottenham levelled the scores at 2-2 within the second half, just for West Ham to safe pre-season bragging rights with a 78th-minute winner from Gianluca Scamacca.

Though the ultimate scoreline wouldn’t have happy Postecoglou, the stats ought to convey an enormous smile to his face.

Tottenham unleashed 30 photographs to 4, together with 12 strikes heading in the right direction.

They loved 72 per cent possession and received the nook rely 14-3.

On some other day Tottenham might have simply received 6-3.

Solely the goalkeeping heroics of Łukasz Fabiański, who pulled off six incredible saves within the first half alone, prevented the scoreline getting ugly for West Ham.

Postecoglou was thrilled that his gamers embraced his ethos of attacking soccer.

“For me, the type of outcomes grow to be secondary proper now,” Postecoglou stated after the match.

“It’s about how we’re taking part in our soccer and what kind of tempo and depth we’re taking part in, how we’re structured, these sort of issues.

“There was some optimistic issues – not all optimistic – however there was definitely sufficient there to type of say that the boys are attempting, they’re prepared to vary the way in which we play.”

Certainly one of Postecoglou’s first guarantees upon taking the reins of Tottenham was to play a pretty, attacking model.

It’s a method – fondly dubbed Angeball – that he has employed earlier than to nice success.

Tottenham delivered that in spades on Tuesday night time, however there are undoubtedly some defensive kinks that want addressing.

Towards the run of play, West Ham opened the scoring within the 18th minute when Danny Ings headed dwelling a floating cross from Jarrod Bowen.

The scoreline learn 2-0 within the twenty third minute when West Ham caught Tottenham off guard by taking a fast brief nook and firing the ball into the field, the place an unmarked Divin Mubama headed dwelling from the close to put up.

Tottenham upped the ante after the break with a very totally different XI.

Giovani Lo Celso lastly broke by for Tottenham within the 68th minute with a robust close-range volley.

Scores had been stage within the 71st minute when Future Udogie produced an excellent glancing header that sailed into the highest nook.

However there was extra drama to return, with West Ham’s Scamacca scoring the winner within the 78th minute when he coolly transformed from a quick break.

There was a pre-match shock when star Tottenham striker Son Heung-min, who fronted the media on Monday and educated on the WACA later that day, wasn’t on the crew sheet.

Harry Kane, who has been linked with a transfer to Bayern Munich, was named Tottenham captain for the match, however he was held comparatively quiet in his the primary half earlier than being subbed off.

“I simply thought (Postecoglou’s) crew performed effectively sufficient that they might have simply scored extra objectives,” West Ham supervisor David Moyes stated.

“We had been a bit lucky we didn’t concede extra objectives. We defended very effectively and the goalkeeper performed effectively.”