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Ange Postecoglou speaks on on Pedro Porro injury blow

Porro’s long absence can hurt Spurs’ Champions League hopes

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Ange Postecoglou, has broken his silence on the injury of defender Pedro Porro. The player was forced off in the second half against Newcastle United and is now a doubt for the upcoming Premier League game against Arsenal.

Postecoglou revealed that he is unsure about the severity of Porro's injury ahead of their next match. The defender was forced to leave during their 4-0 defeat to Newcastle United. According to Postecoglou, Porro felt something at half time and they thought he could ride it off before he had to be withdrawn.

Ange Postecoglou, Tottenham Hotspur manager, said:

“He felt something in the first half and he wanted to see how it went in the second half. I haven't checked with the medical team yet but we'll see what the issue is.”

The uncertainty surrounding his condition adds another layer of complexity as Tottenham prepares for its upcoming matches.

Newcastle’s heavy defeat has put big roadblock in Tottenham’s way

Following a heavy 4-0 defeat at St James’ Park, Tottenham slipped out of the top four in the Premier League standings. They now face a challenging end to the season with games against Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal still on their schedule before season-end.

When asked about how difficult it could be to lift his team after such a heavy defeat, Postecoglou admitted that they didn't have room for self-pity but rather needed to focus on correcting their mistakes.

Ange Postecoglou added:

“The same as every other game. There's no point sitting around feeling sorry for yourself. There's another game in two weeks. We've just got to get ready for that.

“It's not the first time it's happened to us and it won't be the last. It's part of our growth. Sometimes that growth is painful. That's part of it and you've just got to be embracing it, use it and get ready for the next challenge.”

Aston Villa currently ahead in the race for fourth spot

Both Spurs and Aston Villa have played an equal number of games this season with Villa currently holding fourth place due to having a better goal difference. This situation further intensifies as both teams vie for securing a spot within top four by season-end.

While Pedro Porro’s injury poses an additional challenge for Tottenham Hotspur in their already tough end-of-season run-in, manager Ange Postecoglou remains focused on learning from past mistakes and improving performance in future matches.

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