Ange Postecoglou suffered his first league defeat as Tottenham manager against Chelsea last night.

The former Celtic boss has totally won over the hearts and minds of the Spurs faithful as their unbeaten run from the start of the season until November got all the fans onside.

Chelsea ran out comfortable 4-1 winners at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to finally end that dominance that had seen Spurs climb to the summit of the Premier League though. 

Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie were sent off in the game as the hosts were reduced to nine men. VAR was involved throughout, and in fact, the pair could well have been off long before they were eventually given their marching orders for separate incidents. 

It was a tasty affair, as most London derbies are, but it certainly tested the metal of the officials both at the game and VAR.

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But Postecoglou has reiterated that he would prefer the referee's decision was final, as he once again highlighted that VAR is taking away their authority.

He said: "I've said it before, some of it's self-inflicted because if we're going to go out there and complain about decisions every week, what's going to happen is there will be forensic study of every decision that goes on out there. I think that's the way the game is going, I don't like it. I could be a lone voice, I don't know, I keep being told that's the way forward. 

"When you look at how much standing around we needed to do, I don't know, maybe people enjoy that kinda thing but I would rather see us playing football."

He was then asked if he had any complaints about the red cards. Sharply, he responded: "No. I've said that. At some point, we've got to accept the referee's decision. That's how I grew up, I said that last time.

"This constant erosion of a referee's authority, well this is where the game is going to go, they're not going to have any authority. It's going to get diminished and we're going to be in the control of somebody a few miles away watching a TV screen. 

"The decisions are the decisions, you either accept them or you don't. I've always been in the camp that you accept them. Trust me, in 26 years I've had plenty of bad ones. I've had plenty that have fallen in my favour, it is what it is."

The Australian finished the interview by delivering a line that will continue to keep the Spurs fans believing that they're onto something good under his watch. 

Similar to the beliefs he instilled during his time in Glasgow, Postecoglou reinforced his message that his team will never change their ways, and that attack is the best form of defence.

"It's just who we are mate, it's just who we are," he added. "It's who we're going to be for as long as I'm here.

"If we go down to five men mate we'll have a crack."