‘It’s what happens’ – Man Utd legend aims dig at Spurs after defeat to Leicester

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Jose Mourinho
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Rio Ferdinand admitted that he would be happy to see Tottenham Hotspur win the Premier League title compared to some of the other contenders but the former Manchester United defender aimed a dig at the North Londoners having insisted that Spurs fans expect their team to let them down.

Tottenham were sitting at the top of the Premier League table, going into stoppage time of the clash at Anfield just a week ago.

However, a late Roberto Firmino header saw the Reds take Spurs’ place at the summit of the standings.

There were still a lot of positives to take from the performance last Wednesday but Jose Mourinho’s side put in arguably their poorest display of the season on Sunday since their opening day defeat against Everton, after they were turned over 2-0 by Leicester on their own turf.

The result has left Spurs outside the top-four places and six points off Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Ferdinand insisted that it was not surprising to see the Lilywhites flatter to deceive as they always do.

The former England defender said on his official Youtube channel, Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE : “It’s been a bad week for Spurs.

“I want to see Spurs do well, I have got to be honest. If there’s one team in the league where I would love them to actually have a little go. If they won the league, I wouldn’t mind.

“There are some teams, the Liverpool’s, when I was playing the City’s, the Chelsea’s and Arsenal because they are fighting for it.

“You are thinking ‘nah, don’t want any of them winning it’. Like Leicester when they won it, I was buzzing for them. Happy. Spurs would fall into that category.

“But they seem to trip themselves up, all the time. Big game. To really put their flag in the sand and say ‘we are here to stay and mount a proper challenge’.

“Leicester, someone in and around us. And they fluff their lines. It’s disappointing. To be a Spurs fan, you are used to that. It’s what happens.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I do believe there has been a bit of overreaction from fans and pundits to the Leicester result. It was our first bad performance since the defeat against Everton on opening day. In reality, we were always just ahead of the chasing pack and a couple of bad results were always going to push us down the table. We will be back up to second or third spot should we string a couple of wins together over the next few weeks.

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