What Tottenham fans did that surprised Ange Postecoglou after 2-0 Manchester City defeat

Tottenham saw their Champions League hopes evaporate after a 2-0 home defeat to Manchester City.

Tottenham players made a complete mockery of the notion that they would ease off against Manchester City and gave the game the best chance of winning it to try and keep alive their Champions League hopes. 

Ultimately, they were just a Stefan Ortega brilliant save away from securing a point from an incredibly tense game in north London. Spurs could sense the nerves from Pep Gaurdiola’s side who weren't at their brilliant best. 

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In the end, Manchester City ended up taking a giant step towards the enviable history of becoming the first English side to win four Premier League titles and winning five of the last six. 

Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou fury at fans after win

Ahead of the game fans were torn between supporting the team to try and get the win that should secure Champions League football or cheer on as City took a step at ending Arsenal’s league hopes. 

In the stadium, the home fans celebrated the City win, comforting themselves by the fact that Arsenal would not remind them of being the side that won the game that gave them their first league title in 20 years. 

But a furious Postecoglou after the game admitted that kind of mentality had to change to get Spurs back competing for big things. He said after the game: “ I just think the last 48 hours have revealed a fair bit to me. That's alright. It just means I've got to go back to the drawing board with some things.” 

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Asked specifically about how the Spurs fans behaved during the game, especially singing are you watching Arsenal, he added: “I'm just not interested mate. Maybe I'm out of step, but I just don't care, I just want to win. 

“I want to be successful at this football club, it's why I was brought in. So what other people, how they want to feel, and what their priorities are, are of zero interest to me. I know what's important to build a winning team, that's what I need to concentrate on.”

Spurs will now hope that they can beat relegated Sheffield United and hold to Europa League football next season.

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