Since we’re in the international break … always a dull period during the season lol … it’s not out of place to reflect on the first month of this new season. It really has been a super impressive start to life under Ange at the club. Yes the League Cup exit was disappointing and unnecessary but one can’t help the feeling that Ange … while he of course didn’t wish to lose … has bigger fish to fry. We would all be more disappointed now if we lost Maddison or Romero for six months because they were injured playing in a fairly meaningless Cup game. And yes unfortunately, that is the Carabao these days. That setback aside, has there been a more personable manager at the club since Redknapp? And as an added bonus, Postecoglou actually brings a high degree of tactical nous with his excellent man management. Seeing how he has rejuvenated/invigorated players such as Bissouma, Romero and Maddison is a credit to him. No mistake, Conte is/was a very good coach, but one can only marvel at how dismissive, how hesitant in his praise, he was of Romero during his time here. A completely odd approach given that Romero is clearly world class (South American and World champion) and has always been our best defender. Is it any surprise that Ange has treated him as such an important player and as a result Romero has responded in kind? I think the sky is the limit, i.e., I think Ange will win the league here at some point (if the club continues to support him as it has done this off season … which it will). That may sound like a pipe dream to us long-suffering Spurs fans but I have followed Ange from afar for a long time, and he really is that good, as he has already shown in such a short time. Of course there will be some bumps in the road and some disappointing results along the way, there is no doubt about that, but the basic principles of the manager will not change and nor will his outlook. The impressive football we’ve already seen is really just the starting point. This is the perfect marriage, and in many ways. So while it has taken 20 long years, we at least can take some solace now that the chairman has finally got it right.