‘Proper players’ – Roy Keane praises on Spurs duo after recent incident

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Roy Keane has praised Hugo Lloris and Heung-min Son for airing their differences with one another after the pair were spotted having an altercation at half-time during the 1-0 win over Everton on Monday.

Lloris was furious at Son and rushed over to the South Korean to have a go at him immediately after the half-time whistle had gone.

Son certainly did not back down from the argument and the pair had to be separated by their teammates before they made their way into the dressing room.

Son and Lloris appeared to get over the spat quickly after they were seen embracing each other in the tunnel before the second half kicked off.

Jose Mourinho admitted after the game that he was pleased with the incident and insisted that it showed that hunger of the players.

Keane agreed with Mourinho’s assessment and claimed that the Tottenham captain was right to tell Son off after his silly decision left Spurs defensively exposed in the final stages of the first half against the Toffees.

Speaking about the incident, the former Manchester United skipper told Sky Sports (as relayed by The Daily Star): “Yeah, we saw a little bit of [fighting spirit from Tottenham].

“It was nice to see, the goalkeeper should have been disappointed with Son.

“He just made a silly run up the pitch tow minutes just before half time, with Tottenham fighting to get into Europe.

“I had no problem seeing this on the pitch. You’re talking about players under pressure, putting hands on each other.

“Proper players put hands on each other. You’re not there to be mates with everybody. The cameras have captured it but I see no problem with it.

“The important thing was, when they came out for the second half, they’d sorted it out.

“That was the key. There’s nothing wrong with falling out with the player as long as you put it to bed quickly.

“They won the game at the end of the game. There’s no problem with Lloris getting up close to Son.”

Spurs Web Opinion

It is not really surprising that Roy Keane liked what he saw between Lloris and Son as he was never one to shy away from an argument with a teammate during his playing days.

The former Man Utd midfielder is certainly right in saying that successful teams are full of players who are extremely demanding of each other. For all the things that Pochettino did right at Spurs, I do believe that the team was too nice under him.

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