Arsenal legend Ian Wright admits he is afraid of Tottenham’s rise following incredible win over Real Madrid: ‘Jealousy does come into it’ according to The Daily Mail.
The football world yesterday took notice following our 3-1 dismantling of European Champions Real Madrid at Wembley, and Arsenal legend Ian Wright admits he is very concerned.
We were superior in every department to our opponents on Wednesday night and we took apart the reigning European Champions with almost relative ease to pull off a stunning 3-1 victory.
Following the full-time whistle Gooner legend Wright spoke honestly about how the rise of Mauricio Pochettino’s side should be a worry for all concerned at The Emirates
‘I’ve always been afraid of the Tottenham emergence, because it’s been coming,’ Wright said on BBC 5live.
‘Since Pochettino’s got there it’s been steadily rising and rising and the only thing you feel that is going to hold Tottenham back is “will Daniel Levy pay the players the kind of money that is going to keep them there?”. That’s all it’s going to come down to.
Wright added “This is a great manager with great, young, ambitious players. They’re not fly by night players, they look like they’re the real deal. Tonight’s result against Real Madrid, they hammered them. And it’s a team that’s still got a lot more to give,’
The former striker said that, from a purely Arsenal point of view, the red side of north London should rightly be fearful at Spurs’ rise.
Wright continued: “It’s something as an Arsenal man, sitting here, it’s a frightening prospect seeing their progression, it really is. And jealousy does come into it,’ Wright added.
The result at Wembley means we now sit top of Group H after four games played and qualify for the knockout phase with two games to spare.
We were tipped to struggle to progress after being drawn in a so called ‘group of death’ but have negotiated it in style, which in no doubt is making the nomads squirm. And long may it continue, North London is and always will be ours.
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