ANGE POSTECOGLOU vowed to “scare the life” out of Arsenal in his first North London derby.
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And the Aussie promised there will be no let-up at the Emirates tomorrow.
Asked if he would curb his attacking instincts against top sides, the 58-year-old roared: “We’re not changing. We’ll go out and scare the life out of them.”
Arsenal and Spurs have both taken 13 points from their opening five Premier League games so far.
Tottenham’s last win at Arsenal was 13 years ago when Younes Kaboul’s late strike earned Harry Redknapp‘s men a 3-2 victory.
“You have to believe in that against all oppositions, in all kinds of circumstances.
“There are always tweaks that happen because the opposition will force you to adjust parts of your game.
“But the underlying principles of the kind of team we want to be? No, I will not shy away from it now because we’re facing a good team.”
Rivals Arteta and Postecoglou could not have had more different paths to the top.
Arteta, 41, was Pep’s No2 at Man City before getting the Arsenal job in December 2019.
Postecoglou started out in management 26 years ago but only got his shot at the big time this summer after jobs in Australia, Japan and then Celtic.
He even visited Man City during his time as Yokohama boss in 2018 – and was impressed while watching Arteta take a training session.
He added: “In terms of similarities… I’m 58, he’s whatever. I’ve had 26 years, he’s five years into it. He’s managed in one country, I’ve managed in a few.
“I’m not sure how he’s got a great head of hair… he’s a lot fitter than I am.
“I wouldn’t say we’re opposites. We’re different. Even in the way his team plays.
“Yes, he does have a very attacking philosophy but it’s different from mine and that’s the beauty of the game. That’s what you love about it. It’s why you can’t copy.
“If you’re an artist and you see a Picasso… yeah, you can copy it but it’s not going to be a Picasso, is it? It’s the same with football.”