Postecoglou's Praise Spurs Optimism: 2-2 Draw vs Man United
|Ange Postecoglou the head coach / manager of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on January 14, 2024 in Manchester, England.(Image-Getty)
Tottenham Hotspur's head coach, Ange Postecoglou, showered commendation on Micky Van de Ven and Cristian Romero following their impressive performance in the 2-2 draw against Manchester United. The duo, starting together for the first time since the November defeat to Chelsea, received high praise from Postecoglou, who emphasized their remarkable display despite having only a week of training together.
Expressing his satisfaction, Postecoglou stated, "Micky and Romero, to come in literally with a week’s training and perform like that here, I can’t speak highly enough of them." He also reassured fans that Van de Ven's apparent injury was just cramp, stating, "It was cramp, yes. He gave everything. They both got through the game okay."
In the absence of key players due to injuries and international duties, Postecoglou opted to include January signing Timo Werner in the starting lineup. The former Chelsea forward showcased a promising debut, exhibiting a lively performance throughout the match. Werner made a significant contribution by providing an assist that led to Rodrigo Bentancur's goal, equalizing for Spurs.
Postecoglou lauded Werner's impact, saying, "Timo had two training sessions and played 60 minutes for the club. He was outstanding. He hasn't started a game for ages, but I saw today I think he can be really exciting for us once he gets to understand our game and gets up to speed with our training."
The head coach highlighted Werner's continuous threat on the field and expressed optimism about his future contributions, stating, "You could see there were little moments today; he was always a threat, and I think he will enjoy his football here." Overall, Postecoglou's positive assessment suggests a bright outlook for Tottenham with the inclusion of these players in key positions.