Tottenham Hotspur head coach Ange Postecoglou offered a traditional response when quizzed over the penalty choice towards his facet in Sunday’s north London derby draw towards Arsenal. Spurs had been on the mistaken finish of a VAR choice in the course of the entertaining 2-2 stalemate on the Emirates Stadium.
Heung-min Son’s brace cancelled out Cristian Romero’s personal objective and Bukayo Saka’s penalty as Arsenal and Tottenham continued their unbeaten begins to the Premier League season.
Saka’s strike happened after VAR reversed referee Robert Jones’ choice to not award the hosts a spot-kick when Romero blocked a goal-bound shot together with his hand from shut quarters.
The 22-year-old winger made no mistake, firing down the center, earlier than Spurs equalised for a second time only a minute later to share the spoils.
After full-time, Postecoglou was requested for his ideas on the penalty choice, given Jones initially did not deem Romero’s block punishable.
Reporters have grown accustomed to the laid-back Aussie’s takes on controversial issues since he arrived within the Premier League from Celtic in the summertime.
And it was no completely different on the Emirates. “It’s what it’s, mate,” Postecoglou calmly famous.
However there was a touch of frustration relating to consistency in his reply, including: “It looks like generally it hits your hand, and it is a penalty and different occasions it isn’t a penalty. You hope this stuff even themselves out.”
Postecoglou pushed his refined qualms apart to reward Spurs for his or her efficiency, which prolonged the membership’s undefeated league begin to six video games.
“It isn’t about being proud of the end result,” Postecoglou responded to strategies he was glad with the purpose.
“You will get a end result and a draw and assume you have escaped, however I did not assume that right this moment. I believed we went toe to toe with a prime group.”
Son led by instance towards the Gunners, working in a central place with Dejan Kulusevski and Brennan Johnson on both facet.
And Postecoglou hailed his newly appointed membership captain for filling within the void left by Harry Kane after his departure for Bayern Munich.
He continued: “He is [Son’s] been excellent as a pacesetter and as a participant. I’ve put him in that 9 place now, and he simply works so arduous.
“His first thought is what’s greatest for the group, and he places himself into that place after which he has the standard to complete.
“I am so completely happy for him. Once I discuss that nice setting with the gamers, Sonny is main that with Madders and Romero.”