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Report reveals why Postecoglou was frustrated with Bissouma against Liverpool

Yves Bissouma caused Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou some frustration during the victory over Liverpool on Saturday.

On Saturday in the Premier League, Tottenham welcomed the Reds to North London after losing their last six home matches to the Merseyside team.

In the first few minutes of the game, Liverpool came out strong and was in control; however, Curtis Jones’ dismissal changed the dynamic, even if Luis Diaz’s goal was later incorrectly adjudged offside due to confusion between the officials and the VAR.

After James Maddison played Richarlison in behind the Reds’ defense, who then set up Son Heung-min for a tap-in, Tottenham went ahead in the 36th minute.

Cody Gakpo’s fierce shot beat Guglielmo Vicario in goal, but the Merseyside team persevered and scored an equalizer right before halftime.

Both teams were pushing for the win in the second half, with Liverpool playing well on the counter when another of their players, Diogo Jota, was dismissed after receiving a second yellow after fouling Destiny Udogie.

From that point, Klopp changed his strategy and prepared his team for a draw with five defenders and three midfielders, making it challenging for the Lilywhites to create a clear-cut opportunity.

Joel Matip’s own goal in the 96th minute gave the North London team the three points, proving that Tottenham did not give up until the very end.

Postecoglou has high standards for progressive play

According to a source in the Independent, the Australian boss became irritated with the midfielder’s ball-handling against a tenacious Liverpool defense at one point during the game.

At one point, Postecoglou behaved as if Bissouma had lost a clear opportunity when in fact the midfielder had only delayed before passing the ball laterally.

Although Bissouma, a more defensive player, was once again cool under pressure during the win over Liverpool, it is natural that Postecoglou demanded more of the 27-year-old Mali international given the current situation.

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