Ange Postecoglou Confused over handball rule

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Ange Postecoglou has expressed his puzzlement regarding the handball rule. He humorously suggested that they might need “defenders without arms” after  the 2-2 draw against Arsenal

Ange Postecoglou praised Tottenham’s courage during the Arsenal match but expressed confusion about the handball rule. He humorously suggested that “armless defenders” might be needed after Cristian Romero conceded a penalty in the 2-2 draw.

In the North London derby, Spurs secured a share of the spoils as Captain Son Heung-min scored on both sides of halftime.

The deadlock at the Emirates was broken by an own-goal from Romero in the 26th minute, as the Argentine defender inadvertently deflected Bukayo Saka’s shot past his own teammate Guglielmo Vicario.

Son scored just before halftime, capitalizing on James Maddison’s cross. However, Arsenal made an excellent start in the second half when Romero was penalized for a handball, blocking Ben White’s close-range shot.

Saka converted the penalty in the 54th minute, but Tottenham quickly leveled the score 108 seconds later. Maddison won possession from Jorginho and set up Son, who scored his 150th goal for Spurs.

“It’s not about being happy with the result, for me it was about the performance,” Postecoglou said.

“You can get a result here, a draw, and like I said before you can walk away knowing that ‘you know what, we escaped’, but I don’t have that feeling now.

“I think we went toe-to-toe with a top team and at times I thought we really asserted our dominance on the game. At times they did but that’s what happens when you face top sides.

“Even if we had lost today, and I don’t like losing, but for me to keep pushing these guys, they need to feel that out there that what we talk about and work on, they can see it come to fruition and when it does against a top team, being brave with our approach, that’s the key thing. For me I’m pleased.”

 

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