Former Tottenham boss rips into Gary Neville

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur lost to Manchester City on Monday night, as an early Mahrez proved to be enough for the defending champions at Wembley.

Spurs failed to capitalise when they were on top for large parts of the game on a battered pitch.

Harry Kane was questionably ruled offside as he went through on goal, and Erik Lamela blamed a bobble for his blaze over the bar late on.

The defeat saw Spurs fall behind their title rivals, as they now sit fifth in the table and five points off the leaders Liverpool and City.

SkySports pundit Gary Neville was extremely brutal in his description of previous Tottenham sides in the post match analysis.

He described Spurs sides before Poch’s arrival as spineless, soft, flaky, rubbish and pathetic.

One man who was extremely unhappy with Neville’s comments was former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, who led Tottenham on their best ever Champions League run during his time in charge.

Redknapp told talkSPORT: “Gary’s comments were an absolute disgrace. I can only comment about the time I was there you’ve got players in that time that’s a disgrace to label players like Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Ledley King, Rafael van der Vaart, it’s a disgrace to talk about them saying they’re spineless and gutless.

“I was so upset with his comments. I think he needs to do his homework before he comes out with comments like that. He managed Valencia and when he managed them they were the worst team in their history.

“He was having a pop saying Spurs got rid of a couple of bad apples and he mentioned Michael Dawson, he’s one of the best pro’s I have worked with.

“He wants to do his homework before he talks about people in that tone, I thought his comments were an absolute disgrace. We had some great games at Arsenal and at Liverpool against Jamie Carragher I think we beat them every time we played them in that period.

“We had a great period about the time. To label that against top top players he opinion is wrong and totally out of order. I think it’s a disgrace to talk as he has without looking and seeing what they did at that time.

“I have the raving hump with him, I wouldn’t want to speak to him to be honest with you, I’ve got the raving needle.”

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  1. Can only agree with Harry Redknapp. Gary Neville is such a self-opinionated, bitter pundit that Spurs fans have become used to his rants about Southern softies over the years. He, and the rest of the Sky Sports commentary team on Monday, were the most fervently anti-Spurs rabble rousers since Andy Gray was their champion.


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