Ange Postecoglou doesn’t at present really feel worthy of the Tottenham followers’ help however has promised to strive convey them pleasure after being impressed by Australian singer Nick Cave.
It has been a tough 2023 for Spurs after the membership’s trophy drought prolonged and file goalscorer Harry Kane departed on the eve of the brand new Premier League season, however there may be overwhelming help for Postecoglou.
The new man within the Tottenham hotseat was this week reminded of soccer’s significance to supporters when he listened to a podcast between Louis Theroux and his compatriot Cave.
“It is not about making the fans happy, it is about giving them joy and joy comes from suffering,” Postecoglou mentioned forward of Manchester United’s go to on Saturday.
“I’m saying that as a result of I listened to a podcast throughout the week and I assumed it was a terrific description of what soccer is about.
“I’m at that humorous stage the place supporters have been very, very supportive however I don’t count on that nor do I really feel worthy of it.
“I nonetheless must show myself to our followers and the folks on the membership by our deeds slightly than our phrases.
“Hopefully at the moment we are giving them sort of belief in what we’re trying to create but we need to back it up on a weekly basis.
“We need our supporters behind us. We want the Tottenham ground to be a place where the energy is all on our side, so hopefully that happens tomorrow.”
Postecoglou was serenaded for quite a lot of minutes by the away followers at Brentford final weekend and a tifo show is deliberate for his first aggressive residence match in cost.
But he admitted: “It means a lot but I’m not comfortable with it. You love what it means because for the most part it’s blind faith.
“I haven’t yet delivered anything. Hopefully when the day comes that we deliver as a team it will mean something different then.
“I don’t dismiss it either, that’s people taking a huge leap of faith on me as an individual and I appreciate that. It’s a really good reminder of the responsibility that I have.”
While followers will get behind the workforce for the 5.30pm kick-off with Erik Ten Hag’s United, a protest will happen hours earlier than organized by Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust over the membership’s determination to extend matchday ticket costs.
The ‘Call to Action’ from THST will ask for the membership to reverse the rise – which they insist will worth out loyal followers – and Postecoglou backed their proper to “express their emotions” throughout Friday’s press convention.
He can be aware of how necessary residence type could be, including: “It’s a beautiful stadium, absolutely, but as much as opposition teams enjoy playing in the venue, what we have got to make sure is they don’t enjoy the experience.
“What makes grounds difficult to play on is the experience you give teams, whether that’s the environment the fans create or the football you play against them.
“If you want to make it a place where we see it as an advantage, you have got to make sure the experience for opposition clubs is not a pleasant one.”
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson made certain groups didn’t get pleasure from travelling to Old Trafford and Postecoglou reminisced about his assembly with the managerial nice this week.
Postecoglou was in control of South Melbourne after they misplaced 2-0 to United within the Club World Championship in 2000.
And greater than twenty years later he’ll attempt to safe his first Premier League win towards Ferguson’s outdated membership.
“I don’t think I take elements in my own game but people like Sir Alex, whether it’s consciously or unconsciously, they have an effect on you,” Postecoglou acknowledged.
“It’s not just football managers. I’m a pretty curious kind of guy and you learn things from all sorts of people and events.
“I’ve always tried to constantly nourish that part of my brain that is constantly curious about things.
“It was significant for me because we were coming from nowhere playing at one of the world’s most iconic stadiums, the Maracana, against one of the greatest teams at that time that football had seen, against one of the greatest managers.
“I had five or six minutes with him and apart from saying hello, I just listened. That’s the best way to have interaction with people like that. There’s no point me talking for five minutes, he’s not going to learn anything off me.”