Former Player Takes Issue with Postecoglou’s Criticism

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie O’Hara has come to the defense of Spurs fans who did not want their team to win against Manchester City.

“Love Ange [Postecoglou, Tottenham manager] love his mentality but you can’t blame Spurs fans for tonight,” O’Hara tweeted. “Last five games we threw the top four away, not tonight against a far better team, small win for the fans stopping Arsenal, next season we sort set pieces out and get better players, we’re behind Ange.”

This comes after criticism from Postecoglou, who reportedly felt the subdued atmosphere at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during the match against City was a sign of “fragility” at the club.

While Spurs ultimately lost to the Premier League champions, O’Hara argues that the team’s hopes of finishing in the top four were dashed well before the City clash. He highlights the prior five games as the turning point, suggesting that a win against City wouldn’t have changed their overall position.

O’Hara also acknowledges the benefit for Tottenham fans of the loss, as it prevented rivals Arsenal from clinching the title. He remains optimistic about the future, calling for improvements in set pieces and new signings while expressing continued support for manager Postecoglou.