Following a stellar start to the new Premier League season, Tottenham Hotspur are now on cloud nine. Ange Postecoglou hasn’t required much time to clean house at Spurs and return them to the heights they should be reaching.
After seven games in the Premier League, Tottenham is presently second in the standings. They are only one point behind first place.
Additionally, Spurs are playing much better. Harry Kane has left, but they still appear to be just as deadly when attacking. Tottenham also appears more stable at the back and more unified overall.
Although the season is still in its infancy, Tottenham’s quick turnaround is encouraging for the remainder of the year.
It’s important to keep in mind that Postecoglou’s hiring by Spurs drew mixed reviews. Some others questioned his suitability for Tottenham or felt that his name wasn’t well-known enough.
This comes after Tottenham acquired Nuno Espirito Santo, who was then excelling with Wolves, together with two of the biggest names in international football: Jose Conte and Jose Mourinho.
Head and shoulders above the rest
However, it hasn’t taken Postecoglou long to turn any doubters into fans. He’s pretty much universally lauded at N17 and plenty of neutrals like him too for his character and attitude.
Football Daily has now published a graphic on X which shows just how much better the Australian is doing than his three permanent predecessors.
The graphic focuses on five statistics per Premier League game. In terms of shots, possession, touches in the opposition box, passes in the final third, and possession won in the final third, Postecoglou is well ahead on all counts.
Under Postecoglou, Spurs are registering 19.7 shots per game, 61 percent possession, 43 touches in the opposition box, 188 final-third passes and 7.1 possession won in the final third per game on average.
Levy has pulled off an absolute masterstroke in bringing Postecoglou to Tottenham. It goes to show that it’s more about how well someone fits at a club than just a marquee name.