Timo Werner of Spurs celebrates scoring their teams first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on March 02, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Spurs player Timo Werner

Postecoglou celebrates ‘outstanding’ Spurs comeback as Werner breaks duck

Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou praised his players for their “outstanding” reaction to going behind to Crystal Palace at home on Saturday. 

Eberechi Eze put the visitors ahead just before the hour mark, but a late turnaround saw Tottenham score three goals in the space of ten minutes to take all three points.

The home side displayed “persistence, some quality, belief” to complete the comeback over their London rivals, Postecoglou told BBC Sport after the final whistle.


“It wasn’t easy game with them sitting so deep. We needed a goal to open them up but still kept composed and disciplined. When they got their goal it was only time they got the ball in our half. The reaction was outstanding.

“It was a game we should have won a lot more comfortably but we had real belief in the process and were not getting swayed by things not going our way. I thought the mentality was first rate.”

Timo Werner equalised in the 77th minute to grab his first goal since joining the club on loan from RB Leipzig in January following a cross from Brennan Johnson.

“For all of the attacking players goals are important,” Postecoglou said. “I thought he was having a good game generally [despite first-half miss]. He didn’t stop believing, got into the right area and outstanding work from Brennan.”

James Maddison provided the assist for Cristian Romero to put Spurs ahead, before Son Heung-min ensured victory with the side’s third in the 88th minute.

“In those moments looking for leaders and our last three goals were the leaders we have in the group. Son deserved his goal. He worked hard. That is the person you want on the ball.”

Read – Postecoglou wants strong finish amid ‘mixed’ Spurs season

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