Postecoglou is delighted to be back to winning ways

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Mo Chaib

Ange Postecoglou celebrating a win at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
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Jacob Bruun Larsen opened the scoring for the visitors in the 25th minute, before Pedro Porro equalised in the 32nd minute and Dutch defender Van de Ven scored the winner for the Spurs in the 83rd minute.

With this win, Tottenham returned to winning ways after four consecutive defeats in the Premier League. which brought reassurance to the fans.

“We were dominant enough, their keeper was outstanding today and we had enough chances,” the Australian told BBC Sport.

“It’s always difficult when you lose four matches in a row and it is only natural there will be a bit of anxiety and a bit of stress there.

“For the most part I think we handled the game well and we finished the game strong.

“It should have been a more comfortable victory but the most important thing is we won the game.”

The Australian coach did not miss the opportunity to praise his defender Van de Ven, who is playing his first season in the Premier League.

“He’s not a bad player is he? He’s outstanding and that’s the exciting thing for me – it is his first year in Premier League football,” he said to BBC Match of the Day.

“Same with Destiny [Udogie], Pape Sarr and [Guglielmo] Vicario, too. We have so much growth in this team and Micky is at the forefront of that.

“I can’t think of too many players who have made such an impact in their first year of Premier League football, and knowing he only really had one year in the Bundesliga. It’s not like he’s a seasoned professional.

“He has had a few injury problems but when he’s played he has been outstanding.”

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