Ange Postecoglou plots Aston Villa downfall with £60m Tottenham star handed new responsibilities

Tottenham Hotspur's Welsh striker #22 Brennan Johnson runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield UnitedTottenham Hotspur's Welsh striker #22 Brennan Johnson runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United
Tottenham Hotspur's Welsh striker #22 Brennan Johnson runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United
Tottenham have not lost consecutive home games against Villa since August 1995.

Tottenham are looking to avoid three consecutive defeats on the spin when they host Aston Villa in the Premier League this weekend.

Ange Postecoglou has spoken about the need to have belief and continue with his demand of football even when the key architects of his style are either out injured or suspended.

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Summer signing Brennan Johnson who has looked great whenever he's played is now expected to take on a more senior role as they look to bounce back from setbacks against Chelsea and Aston Villa.

The Spurs boss told reporters ahead of the game: "People will always question and scrutinise my approach and our approach, I understand that and it's not really about me trying to convince people what we're going to do, it's about sort of internally making sure the players and staff stay on course."

The former Celtics manager also admitted the game against Villa will be a huge teste as they have been incredibly good since Unai Emery came in.

He added: "They've been good since Unai [Emery] has got there. They've been really consistent with the way they play their football and particularly over recent weeks they are scoring goals. They obviously have a great deal of belief so it will be a great test for us, but we're at home. Apart from the Chelsea game, our home form has been really strong and we need to make sure we get back to that."

Tottenham have not lost consecutive home games against Villa since August 1995.

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