Former Spurs player hits out at Gary Neville

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Tottenham Hotspur are currently enjoying their best ever start to a Premier League season will 21 points from their first 10 games.

Mauricio Pochettino has entered his fifth season at the club and has completely turned out Spurs’ fortunes in recent years.

The Argentine has now qualified for the Champions League for three consecutive seasons, finishing in the top three in the Prem on all of these occasions.

Tottenham are now one of the Premier League’s best clubs, and even dominated on the European stage last year with wins over Borussia Dortmund and eventual champions Real Madrid.

Gary Neville labelled this Pochettino side as great but also stated that the Spurs sides of the last 30 years have been spineless and pathetic.

Harry Redknapp obviously took offence to this jab, as he managed Spurs before Pochettino’s time.

Redknapp had players like Defoe, Modric, Bale, and Van Der Vaart, and made it to the quarter finals of the Champions League on his first try.

Now, ex Spurs man Jermaine Jenas has entered the argument, accusing Neville of being a ‘privileged kid’.

Jenas told the BBC: “I felt he sounded like a privileged kid, almost.

“What I mean by that is Gary Neville only knows what life is like at the best football club in the world, under the best manager in the world.

“And that obviously bred success for a number of years and he lived it year in, year out.

“At other clubs, there are different variants that you’re bringing in to the fold, which has a negative impact on the team.

“I actually felt like the one thing he would have gained from his experience as a manger is what life is like outside that Manchester United bubble.

“At other clubs, players are striving to be at the best clubs in Europe. That’s what he had as a player but he didn’t have it as a manager.”

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