What Ange Postecoglou said in furious X-rated outburst at shocked Spurs players in Chelsea defeat

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou reacted angrily to his players’ inability to take responsibility and play positively against Chelsea on Thursday night.

Ange Postecoglou ranted against his players from the sidelines(air sports)

Ange Postecoglou snapped and shouted at his Tottenham players to show some bravery during their damaging defeat against Chelsea.

Spurs were beaten 2-0 by their London rivals on Thursday night, dealing a blow to their chances of qualifying for the Champions League. Trevoh Chalobah headed in a Conor Gallagher free-kick to give the Blues the lead before Nicolas Jackson added a second with a rebound after Cole Palmer hit the crossbar.

The defeat was Tottenham’s second in five days against rivals after a 3-2 loss in the north London derby against Arsenal. That leaves them stuck in fifth place, seven points behind Aston Villa, and although they have a game in hand against Villa, fourth place seems a long way off at the moment.

Spurs created little against Chelsea and Postecoglou was furious at the way they played. In the 32nd minute, with the score at 1-0, he was caught on television cameras giving a blast to his players from the sideline.

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Directing his angry instructions to Cristian Romero and Pape Sarr, he shouted: “Pape, stop fucking having it backwards! Pass it forward! You, pass it forward.” The outburst prompted Gary Neville to comment on Sky Sports’ comment: “He’s getting Sarr and Romero right. He is destroyed!

“Angry Angry! Honestly, I’ve never seen him so angry and animated,” Karen Carney said at halftime. “They kept getting into the midfield and giving it away and it’s really about (Brennan) Johnson and Son (Heung-min), they missed the ball and lost possession and gave away this free kick that led to the goal.”

Postecoglou did not have the reaction he wanted and made changes in the 63rd minute, bringing on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, James Maddison and Rodrigo Bentancur for Sarr, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison. But the triple change did not have the desired effect, and Jackson added the second lethal goal for Chelsea.