Postecoglou speaks on Tottenham’s 3-2 defeat


Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou has said Arsenal took advantage of their ‘lack of detail’ in their North London Derby defeat.

Spurs lost 3-2 to their rivals in the Premier League on Sunday.

Mikel Arteta’s men took a three-goal lead in the first half before the hosts fought back with two goals. Ultimately, it was not enough, as they lost ground in their race to qualify for the Champions League.

Postecoglou, speaking to BBC Match of the Day, said: “It is about the details and how you are focused in every minute, whether that is in transition moments or set-pieces. Against the best, you pay a heavy price for it. Arsenal were taking advantage of our lack of detail.

“The goal Bukayo Saka scored, we should have dealt with that better. We were focused on the decision at the other end. You cannot do that against top level opposition; we have to feel the pain and use it to hopefully grow.”