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Postecoglou addresses waning Spurs confidence following Liverpool rout

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou admitted his defenders might be lacking confidence after Liverpool put four past them at Anfield on Saturday. 

Mo Salah opened the scoring after 15 minutes before Andy Robertson doubled their lead on the stroke of halftime.

Cody Gakpo headed home just four minutes after the interval, but the goal of the day belonged to Harvey Elliott after the youngster found the target from range with a stunning strike.

Spurs threatened to get back into the match through goals from Richarlison and Son Heung-min, but ultimately fell to their fourth consecutive defeat in the Premier League. It’s their longest losing run since November 2004,when they suffered six successive defeats.

“Obviously a hugely disappointing outcome for us but at least we were more like ourselves today in terms of our football,” Postecoglou told Sky Sports.

“Our last two away games at Newcastle and Chelsea, apart from the results which weren’t great either, we just didn’t try and play our football.

“I thought today, even in the first half, some of our football, our pressing was back to where it should be.”

Asked if there might be a confidence issue affecting his team, Postecoglou said: “Maybe in the front third there is.

“Like I said, I thought our football was good today. Under pressure they are a really good pressing team and we played some good stuff to get through them and then we get to the front third and nothing would happen.

“It probably is a bit of a lack of confidence but again that’s something the guys have to work through.

“You have to find a way to overcome that because ultimately if you don’t put pressure on the opposition in the front third after you’ve worked your way up there, they’re going to get comfortable with their position.”

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