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Postecoglou urges Tottenham to settle differences in UFC ring

After a hard-fought victory on Wednesday, Ange Postecoglou urged his Tottenham players to resolve their differences with Brentford in a UFC ring.

Neal Maupay, the Bees striker, stirred up the home crowd and players by scoring the opening goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

He mimicked James Maddison’s iconic darts celebration, much to the displeasure of the England international and his Spurs teammates.

This action set the tone for a feisty encounter in north London, and Postecoglou maintained the fighting spirit in his comments after the full-time whistle.

When questioned about whether Maupay’s actions provided any additional motivation for his players, the Spurs boss responded: “I hope not because that’s exactly what I’m talking about and I’m not a fan of it, I don’t like the whole bravado, pushing people around. If you’re that brave about things, my players and their players, get into a UFC cage and I’ll see how brave they are. We’re out there to play football. And that’s what I want our guys to do, focus on playing football. And they shouldn’t get motivated by things that aren’t really that important to us. Like I said, we got sucked in first half. Second half was much better.”

Postecoglou’s side advanced to the 4th rank after Brentford victory

Spurs forward Brennan Johnson expressed frustration with Brentford’s behavior, saying it disrupted his rhythm before the second period. “We anticipated set pieces and a tough game from them, but we fell for it in the first half,” he told reporters. “We let some of their players rile us up. Second half, we just had to take a deep breath and play our football. It was one of those games, the manager said it, once we score one, we will score two and three, those were his exact words. As soon as we scored that first goal so early, we had to keep that momentum going.”

At full-time, Johnson, Postecoglou, and Spurs ultimately had the final victory. The Welshman, along with Destiny Udogie and Richarlison, found the target in the second half. Despite Ivan Toney securing his second goal in as many games following an eight-month suspension, it proved to be a mere consolation as Spurs successfully held on to claim all three points.

Thus, Tottenham’s exhilarating 3-2 triumph propels them back into contention for the Champions League and Postecoglou’s team overtakes Aston Villa into fourth place on goal difference, setting the stage for their upcoming challenge away at Everton on Saturday.

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.
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