Former Crystal Palace owner, Simon Jordon has called out the Sky Sports pundits for being critical of Tottenham’s tactical approach to the North London Derby despite the home side emerging 2-0 winners on the day.
Tottenham hit Arsenal with two devastating counter-attacks at either end of the first half to go into the interval 2-0 up.
The Lilywhites were happy to let the Gunners have the ball in the second half as they defended deep but Mikel Arteta’s side failed to break them down and create any clear-cut chances.
Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp, who were both doing punditry work for Sky Sports, were critical of Tottenham’s negative approach and questioned whether the Spurs players would enjoy playing the way Jose Mourinho wants them to.
Jordan labelled their words ‘cowardly’ and questioned why Sky Sports did not put the question about Tottenham’s style of play to Mourinho during his post-match interview.
What cowardly broadcasting ….
3 pundits in the studio, who were unified in their view that, Tottenham were a terrible watch.
Did they have the courage to put that to Mourinho when interviewed ?
Of course they didn’t !
— Simon Jordan (@Sjopinion10) December 6, 2020
Meanwhile, Tottenham legend Graham Roberts was in disbelief with the pundits’ assessment, pointing out that Mourinho’s men have been one of the highest scorers in the Premier League this season.
Am I honestly listening to this correctly we scored 2nd most goals in prem conceded the least they continually say we were weak minded and now saying not nice to watch you cannot make it up.
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) December 6, 2020
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It’s ironic how when we were playing attacking football under Pochettino and lost out on the league title to counter-attacking sides in Leicester and Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, so many people accused us of bottling the league title and hardly anyone criticised Chelsea or Leicester for their style of play. Now that we are top of the table, the same people are now accusing us of playing boring football.
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