Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou makes honest admission after stirring Brighton win - 'Work in progress'

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou makes honest admission after stirring Brighton win - 'Work in progress'

WATCH NOW: Sports round-up as Tottenham secure dramatic win over Brighton

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 10/02/2024

- 17:47

Updated: 10/02/2024

- 17:58

The north London giants won a dramatic contest in the capital at the death

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou has reacted following his side's dramatic 2-1 victory over Brighton on Saturday.

Spurs were slow out the blocks and made to pay the price, with Pascal Gross netting an early penalty following a foul on Danny Welbeck inside the box.

Tottenham were significantly improved after the break, however, with Pape Sarr drawing them level in the 61st minute.

And they secured all three points at the death through Brennan Johnson, sparking wild celebrations around the ground in the process.

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Tottenham beat Brighton 2-1 on Saturday in a dramatic Premier League clash in north London


Postecoglou has now provided his verdict on the proceedings in the capital.

And the Australian has admitted Tottenham remain a 'work in progress' as they maintained their pursuit of Champions League football next season.

He told the BBC: "It was a great finish for us and the supporters.

"It's a reward for our second half efforts but we weren't great in the first half.

"Part of that was because Brighton are a great team and we lacked some discipline.

"It's fair to say that we are still a work in progress but we had a world class player in Son [Heung-min], who makes the most difficult ball look simple to set up Brennan [Johnson].

"Going into the game we looked at the squad and knew we had the ability to change it up. It's fair to say that helped up.

"Brighton tried to contain us and looked a bit fatigued so it was good to be able to bring players on."

James Maddison also spoke out.

And the England international was delighted, though did admit he was relieved given they weren't at their best.

"A bit of relief actually," he said when asked about the mood in the dressing room.

"We probably weren't at our fluent best today, we still had some good passages but probably weren't at our best.

"It's always nice to win late, that feeling when you're out there and it sends the fans into madness.

"If you could bottle that and sell it then you'd get millions, that's why it's so rare.

"We've done it a few times here at home with late winners so credit to Brennan [Johnson] with the winner.


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Tottenham fell behind against Brighton before mounting a sensational comeback to claim all three points


"The gaffer always goes on about getting that first time cross in to the far post.

"It was just good quality all round [for the goal] and Brennan got in at the back post. It was a well worked goal.

"Brighton are a brilliant team, there's no getting away from that.

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Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou was delighted after his side's stirring victory over Brighton


"It's why they are doing really well in the Europa League and have been challenging for the top six in the last few seasons.

"It can be difficult if you aren't clean and crisp on the ball. I just have to credit the character of the team."

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