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Tottenham 2-1 Burnley: Postecoglou excited by Spurs’ ‘growth’

Ange Postecoglou says he is excited by the “growth” his Tottenham side have shown after keeping their season alive with a cmoeback win over Burnley.

Mickey van de Ven scored a late winner in North London for a victory which confirmed the Clarets’ relegation and ended a four-match losing streak for Spurs.

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Postecoglou said: “We were dominant enough, their keeper was outstanding today and we had enough chances.

“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.

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

‘That’s the exciting bit’

The victory maintains Tottenham’s slim hopes of Champions League football next season as they look to chase down Aston Villa.

Spurs must beat both Manchester City and Sheffield United in their final two home games and hope Unai Emery’s men drop points versus Liverpool and Crystal Palace.

But rather than focus on that, the Australian boss preferred to point out the promise on display throughout his side – led by match-winner Van de Ven.

The 58-year-old said of the Dutch defender: “He’s not a bad player, is he? He’s outstanding and that’s the exciting bit.

“That’s his first season in Premier League football, it’s Destiny [Udogie’s] first year, Pape Sarr’s first full year and [Guglielmo] Vicario.

“I think we’ve got so much growth in this team and Mickey’s certainly at the forefront of that.”

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Cian Cheesbrough

Cian is a sports journalist with a wealth of experience writing for national titles, including LiveScore, MailOnline, Eurosport and Sky Sports. He has covered a number of key events during his time in the industry, including from the press box at live Champions League fixtures.

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