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Record-breaking Ange unhappy with Spurs’ second-half display

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Ange Postecoglou found fault with elements of Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Fulham, despite the victory making him a Premier League record breaker.

Spurs moved two points clear at the top of the table last night following a routine triumph courtesy of goals from attacking duo Son Heung-min and James Maddison.

The win meant Postecoglou is now enjoying the best start to a managerial career in the Premier League era after accumulating 23 points from his first nine games, surpassing Mike Walker and Guus Hiddink.

The Australian steadfastly refused to get carried away, though, and criticised his side’s second-half display.

He said: “I think I’ve sat here every week and said that we have a long way to go. That doesn’t change. We are nine games in and we’re at the beginning of building something.

“It would be so much easier for me to sit here and say ‘yeah, we’re a great team’. What I’m saying is we have to improve and that puts the responsibility on me to make sure we do it. We can be better, absolutely we can.

“I was really disappointed with the second half, with the ball we were nowhere near the levels we have been all year. It’s probably the worst 45 minutes we have had with the ball all year.”

Maddison was named the man of the match and he is relishing life in North London following his move from Leicester in the summer, and particularly enjoying his relationship with South Korea captain Son.

England international Maddison said: “We have a brilliant relationship. Sonny was a player I loved for years and years watching and now it is an absolute pleasure to play with him.

“He is a world-class player. I don’t throw that around a lot. We like to link up, we work a lot on it in training and we are starting to understand each other’s runs.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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