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Ange Postecoglou explains why he's different to Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta in so many ways

mawspurs

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Whatever you do, don't ask Ange Postecoglou whether there are similarities between the Tottenham head coach and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.

The north London clubs meet on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium and while they have come on very different journeys, both Postecoglou and Arteta's teams will meet in the Premier League having won four of their five matches, drawing one, with Spurs having scored four more goals than Arsenal but conceded one more.

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mawspurs

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One thing you can guarantee is that Spurs will not go to the Emirates Stadium looking to sit back and hope for a win. It's just not the Postecoglou way.

"It's about not shying away from that challenge, not fearing the outcome if things don’t go well. Ultimately that's always your measure. It's my history and people sort of use it almost as a barometer against me. When I went into Champions League games with Celtic or went into World Cup games with Australia, [they said] I should have changed my approach and we got some pretty decent lessons along the way.

"But I just think that's the only way you can measure yourself. How do you know, if you want to be that kind of team? That’s the question. If you want to be a team that challenges, you know you have to play that way irrespective of the opponent, there's no point not using a game like Sunday as a measure to see where we're at.

"If we shy away from it, don't play our football, manage to get a draw and survive the experience, what have we really learned? Apart from surviving 90 minutes of football? Nothing. The players already know that's what my message will be to them. We're going to go out and play our football.

"If we’re short, we’re short, we need to make it up. If we match them it’s great isn't it? We know we have a long way to go and we've already established ourselves and on the biggest occasions, we've shown we're prepared to play our football."

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