Tottenham line-up clue, Ndombele scare and 5 things learned at Ange Postecoglou training session

Tottenham were put through their paces by Ange Postecoglou and his coaching staff in Australia on Monday as they continued their preparations for the upcoming Premier League season.

Spurs trained in front of a sell-out allotment of 6,000 of their Australian fans at the WACA Ground on Monday night as Postecoglou readied his side for their first official pre-season friendly against David Moyes’ West Ham United side on Tuesday night at the nearby ground. Optus Stadium.

Here are five things we learned from the new Tottenham manager’s open training session down under.

What happened

The Tottenham players are getting used to a new style of training under Postecoglou. His sessions never last more than 90 minutes but are carried out at a higher intensity as he looks to replicate the amount of time the ball is in play during a normal match and the relentless nature of football Spurs will play under him.

The ball is rarely out of bounds. In practice matches, the multi-ball system is used, so when a goal is scored, the ball is rolled straight back into play, leaving attackers and scorers suddenly spinning and racing back to defend. Tottenham’s players will naturally raise their fitness levels to meet Postecoglou’s demands and have been having double sessions on some days since the start of pre-season.

On Monday night, the Spurs players went through their stretches and stiffened up first before going through some drills with coaches Chris Davies, Ryan Mason, Matt Wells and Mile Jedinak, while the goalkeepers went off with goalkeeping coach Rob Burch.

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