Jamie Redknapp told Mauricio Pochettino after Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-2 draw against Manchester City that his side had ‘struggled’ against the Premier League champions.
Redknapp, who was appearing in his punditry role for Sky Sports claimed that Spurs had struggled to keep possession of the ball and lacked intensity.
City twice led after their playmaker Kevin De Bruyne had created goals for Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero in the first half with pinpoint crosses. However, they were cancelled out firstly by Erik Lamela and the head of Lucas Moura, which was his first touch of the ball just 19 seconds after appearing as a substitute.
Gabriel Jesus thought he had scored City’s winner in the 91st minute against the Champions League finalists only for it to be chalked off by the video assistant referee for an Aymeric Laporte handball in the build up.
Speaking to Sky Sports Football (17/08/2019 at 7:45 pm) alongside Pochettino, Redknapp said: “I always admire how your team play,”
“[But] today you didn’t look like you had that intensity. It looked like you struggled to find a way to stop Manchester City, and you found it difficult to keep the ball when you had it.
After Pochettino had departed, Redknapp added:: “Today, Tottenham were really poor. I thought they really struggled to keep the ball. They didn’t really look like they had an attacking threat. It wasn’t until Lucas Moura came on did I think they were going to do anything going forward. Before that, it was so easy for Manchester City. They got through at them at will, in wide areas, whether it be the wingers or the fullbacks.
Spurs fans are certainly becoming fed up of Redknapp’s constant negativity surrounding their club. Ever since his father was sacked from the managerial hotseat at White Hart Lane, he struggles to say anything positive about us.
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