Ex-Spurs boss has another pop at Gary Neville for spineless comments

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have been absolutely incredible since Pochettino took over at the club, finishing in the top three for the last three seasons.

They have also competed well in Europe, beating the likes of Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and Borussia Dortmund in recent years.

Pochettino has without a doubt taken Tottenham to a new level in their progression, but the work of managers before him cannot be forgotten.

Tim Sherwood played an instrumental part in bringing through the likes of Harry Kane at the club.

Harry Redknapp gave Spurs their first taste of Champions League football, and took them on that first step towards where they are now.

Redknapp appeared on talkSPORT for the first time since being crowned I’m A Celeb’s king of the jungle this week, and he still hasn’t forgiven Gary Neville for his ‘spineless’ comments earlier in the season.

Neville claimed that all Tottenham teams before Pochettino’s were ‘spineless’, ‘flaky’ and ‘pathetic’.

Redknapp had this to say: “I’ve not had a chat with him. I haven’t spoken to him, nope.

“I just thought what he said was a load of crap.

“I’m not going to sit back and let him say that.

“How can he say that about the last 30 years? I only know about the team I managed at Tottenham and that was a good team.

“We finished fourth, fourth and fifth and we had good players and played some great football.

“I had Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Ledley King, players like that and I felt we could have pushed on and finished higher the following year.

“So to say they were rubbish teams, to label people as spineless and useless, I thought it was a disgrace to say that.

“Ledley King was getting off the treatment table and you’ve never seen a knee like it. His knee would be like a balloon all week and he’d come out and play on a Saturday. To call him spineless…

“Listen, Manchester United went to Southampton and got beat 6-3 one day when Fergie was manager- it happens in football.

“I thought we played fantastic football during that period. You look through that team I had, it was full of quality players with character. We had Scott Parker who was a great competitor, we had Crouchy, we had Rafa van der Vaart – it was a very, very good team and I was proud to manage them.”

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  1. To be honest I think its about time someone had a word with Neville and the other twats at Sky about the way they have been talking about Spurs since Mourinho left Man U. Yesterdays commentary on the Spurs game was a disgrace, there is no way that THFC or any other club for that matter should have to tolerate bollocks like that for another 6 months.


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