“He’s just too good; I’m not sure how we’re going to stop him; I hope Arteta benched him for the game.”- Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou revealed that he is terrified of Arsenal’s £158k-per-week star and hopes Arteta does not play him on Sunday. Not Saka, Rice, nor Odegard
Ange Postecoglou, manager of Tottenham Hotspur, has showered praise on Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta ahead of tomorrow’s North London derby.
The match at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday is crucial for both clubs. They’ve both had a similar start to the season, winning four and drawing one of their first five league games, but the encounter tomorrow will be their hardest yet.
Tottenham’s Ange Postecoglou praises Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta
Apart from Pep Guardiola and possibly Roberto De Zerbi, the most fascinating managers in the Premier League right now are Mikel Arteta of Arsenal and Ange Postecoglou of Tottenham.
Over the last few years, the Arsenal manager has done an outstanding job at the Emirates. He almost guided them to the Premier League title last season, and they are unquestionably in contention again this season.
Postecoglou, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer. He has been tasked with overhauling Tottenham, and early indications show great promise.
In some ways, the Australian is in a similar situation to Arteta a few years ago. He declined to concede that he and the Arsenal manager have equal value, but he did not hide his admiration for the £158,000-a-week (GiveMeSport) Spaniard.
According to Football London, he stated, “The entire football club, Arsenal, have done a really great job in understanding that they were probably heading in a direction that wasn’t going to be successful.” “Once Mikel arrived, they stuck to the process regardless of any short-term gains made by going in a different direction,” he said.
“I think Mikel has been outstanding, really strong right from the start with a real vision for the football club, and the club has backed him, but I don’t think that’s unique.” Liverpool, I believe, did the same with Jurgen Klopp. Most clubs who have a successful time do so because they have a very clear vision of what they’re attempting to achieve.
“The only problem is that a lot of clubs jump at shadows at the first sign that things aren’t moving at the rate they expected.” Arsenal and Mikel deserve credit for backing each other, and they’re reaping the benefits, but that’s not a pattern for us to follow.”
Arsenal Trends Opinion:
Ange Postecoglou insists that his plan is fundamentally different from Mikel Arteta’s at Arsenal, but Tottenham should seriously consider replicating a few of the Gunners’ moves.
Spurs have had a wonderful start, but there will undoubtedly be setbacks along the line. They may easily lose a few games in a row, leading fans to wonder if they have the correct man in charge.
Daniel Levy and company should not rush to judgment at that point. They should continue with Postcoglou, like Arsenal did with Arteta, and this will very certainly lead to success in the coming years.
The North London derby tomorrow will undoubtedly be thrilling to witness, and we cannot wait.