Ange plays down the race for fourth

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Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest – Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Reaction

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Nottingham Forest 

Ange Postecoglou played down the race for fourth place after witnessing his Tottenham Hotspur side see off struggling Nottingham Forest in N17 and skip above Aston Villa into the Champions League qualification mix.

An own goal from Murillo gave the North Londoners an early advantage. However, Chris Wood levelled for Forest before the break.

However quickfire strikes after the restart from Micky van de Ven and Pedro Porro earned Spurs the points: “Couldn’t care less about the race for fourth mate. What I care about is the way the team is progressing,” the Lilywhites boss said at his post-match press conference. 

“Pleased with today. It had a little bit of everything. We started the game well, not just the goal, I thought we controlled the game well.

“Then we conceded from a counter-attack which was obviously disappointing. I thought we lost our way a little bit towards the back end of that first half, but a super reaction and the whole second half we were really dominant.” 

Postecoglou added: “We played some good football and scored a couple of good goals and created a couple more against a team that is desperate for points and fighting for everything. 

“I guess every team is fighting for something and I thought we handled it really well.”


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