Micky Hazard makes claim about senior players on the back of Spurs’ win over Red Star

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur legend Micky Hazard has insisted that Tottenham’s brilliant display against Red Star Belgarde on Tuesday was evidence of the fact that the club’s top stars are still committed to the cause.

The players’ commitment has been questioned due to the poor performances over the last few weeks but Hazard has declared that the Spurs squad have what it takes to bring the club out of their current predicament.

Tottenham had just three wins from 12 games before the win over Red Star, including a 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich and an embarrassing defeat to League Two side Colchester United.

Speaking to Love Sport Radio, the former Spurs midfielder said, “Teams and players go through losses of confidence. The mark of great players and great teams is how you react to that.

“What are you going to do to turn it around? Certainly, last night saw players on the pitch determined to give everything first and foremost.

“Then once you’ve given everything you can work on your touch and you’re passing. Last night we saw that some top players in the team are committed to the cause.”

The 59-year-old also insisted that the Lilywhites are capable of going to Anfield and inflicting Liverpool’s first loss of the season.

“Many people will say ‘I wish we didn’t have Liverpool on Sunday’ but I think it’s a great time to play,” said the former Tottenham star.

“It’s a game you don’t have to motivate yourself and I honestly believe we can win.”

He also praised summer signing Tanguy Ndombele for his fine performance on Tuesday night and claimed that we will start to see the best of the Frenchman now that he has settled down.

Hazard added, “Ndombele looked a very good player and showed his true class.

“You don’t pay £60m for a poor footballer. It’s taken time to adjust to the pace of the English premier league but now we’re seeing the benefits.

“His fitness levels will get better and better – looks a good signing long term.”

Finally, the former England international also praised Harry Kane for his mentality and backed the Spurs No.10 to lead the team through this difficult period.

“Harry is our leader, our inspiration”, he said. “When you watch Harry, for me he looks like nothing phases him, never gets down on himself or loses confidence and never seems to be not committed.

“But when he’s had a lean run in front of goal you worry a bit because he is your leader.”

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While the attitude that the players showed during the game certainly proved that they weren’t lacking commitment, we have to remember that this is just one game and the quality of the opposition wasn’t the greatest. The result will hopefully restore some belief ahead of the clash against Liverpool on Sunday.

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