Postecoglou reacts to Tottenham going five clear at the top of the league

Ange Postecoglou has revealed the thing that pleases him the most about Tottenham’s current run is the manner in which they are winning games, admitting that he is over the moon about the way that the players have responded to different challenges so far.

Contrary to all predictions before the start of the season, Spurs continue to be the pace-setters in the Premier League and show no signs of slowing down just yet.

While the Lilywhites might have done enough yet to convince many pundits that they can challenge for the title this season, the players certainly appear to be playing with a belief that they very much belong at the top table.

Postecoglou remarked that the challenge that his side faced at Selhurst Park was quite different to the other ones they have had this season, stating that he was pleased with the way the players kept plugging away even though chances were few and far between.

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When asked if remaining at the top of the table adds to the squad’s belief, the Australian told Football.London: “Top of the table is great and the results are great but it’s more in the manner we’re doing it.

“Pretty much from the first game we’ve had all sorts of different challenges we’ve had to overcome. Every time there has been a real focus and clear-headedness about the group collectively to deal with that.

“That has been a really pleasing thing and because they’re getting rewards from that then that gives us the opportunity to accelerate the growth of giving them more tools out there to help them for whatever we need to overcome.

“Like I said, I thought tonight was going to be a real difficult game for us coming here…Palace’s result last week, it’s a tight ground, they’d only conceded three goals in the four games so far and how were the lads going to cope with the fact we weren’t going to create as many chances as we had been.

“I really liked the way we worked through that as a group.”

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Postecoglou and the Tottenham players are understandably hesitant to discuss any big objectives at this stage of the season but one can tell by their body language that they believe they could potentially achieve something quite special.