Ange postecoglou hits back at Roy Keane over his Kulusevski comment

Tottenham Hotspur boss  ange  has hit back at Roy Keane after the pundit described Kulusevski as a “League Two” player.

Tottenham and luton played out a dull game at the white hart lane on Saturday , a result that handed Liverpool the initiative in the Premier League title race.

While the visitors were praised for their defensive resilience, Hotspur deja Kulusevski came under criticism for his lack of impact in the attacking third.

Roy Keane has said that one spur player is ‘almost like a League Two player’ in one key area as he criticised the Tottenham star’s all-round performance against luton.

The boy struggled to make an impact at the white hart lane as the two sides drew 1-1 at half time.

He missed the ball when attempting to connect with a rebound from a late corner, in what was an extremely rare off day in front of goal for the prolific forward.

Speaking on sky sport after the game, keane was critical of spur display – and turned his attention to how deja performed.

He said: “The levels of his general play are so poor. Not just today – I think his laying stuff off, headers, whatever it might be.

“In front of goal, he’s the best in the world.

“But for his general player, for such a player, it is so poor. Not just today – he has to improve that. He’s almost like a League Two player, that’s how I look at him.
Ange Postecoglou never likes you to think that you’ve got him or his team figured out and so it proved once again on Saturday after Tottenham beat Luton.
spurs have struggled to find a way through in the first half of every home game this year. They have not scored a single goal in the first 45 minutes of any match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2024.

Postecoglou may well point out that his team has won all but two of those matches but the point remains. There’s something about Tottenham’s final third play that is not clinical enough to put them in control of home games at the moment, to give the supporters’ heart rates a little bit of an easier time as the time ticks on.

Instead Spurs have had to find the goals later in encounters, often after conceding first, but when Postecoglou was asked whether another first half without a goal was something that he wanted to change, he thought for a moment and then scrunched up his nose.
“I don’t know, no, not really. The disappointing thing about the first half is the goal we conceded. Our football was good. We created good chances, one-vs-ones, we hit the post, they blocked quite a few shots and they defended desperately. I think overall there was nothing wrong with our football. The goal we conceded, yeah that was poor and that’s something we need to address,
“With a lot of our football it becomes a war of attrition. We need to put pressure on the opposition because we know we’re going to run our games really strongly and I thought we made Luton work really hard in the first half and I thought you saw in the last 10 to 15 minutes that they paid the price for that.”

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