Roy Keane has admitted he was shocked by Amazon Prime’s All or Nothing documentary on Tottenham, insisting the series showed the poor culture at the club.
Amazon filmed a fly on the wall documentary of Tottenham’s 2019/20 campaign, which proved to be quite a tumultuous one for the club, with Mauricio Pochettino being sacked and Jose Mourinho being brought in.
The series featured several interesting moments in the series, including an argument between Mourinho and Danny Rose and an altercation between Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min.
However, it was a feud between Eric Dier and Dele Alli thought caught Keane’s eye, with the former Manchester United man not impressed with the lack of aggression the pair showed in their post-match confrontation.
The pundit told Micah Richards’ Driving Home for Christmas’ series: “Spurs must be a hard job. Imagine the culture at Spurs.
“Have you seen that documentary? When I watched that documentary – and I know it can get edited and all that – I was shocked (at) what was going on at the club.
“Even the players in the dressing room, the medical room – everyone was on their phones. They showed a couple of players falling out, maybe it was Alli and Dier, but they were arguing like children.
“They were going ‘oh you need to do your job’. There was no aggression! They were like actors with no emotion behind it.”
Keane was also less than impressed with Harry Kane’s pre-match talks, questioning why they were needed in the first place and why the entire squad was in the huddle.
He added: “Harry Kane was doing a talk before the games. Oh my, God Harry, you need to liven up man.
“First of all, if you’re going to have a speech before every game, players are going to get bored of it. Why (do) you think you need speeches before matches?
“And you know when people were having huddles before the match and there’s like 600 people in it? It loses what it’s about.
“The bus driver was in it, the chef (as well). I’d be like ‘You, get out of this circle of whatever we’re doing’.”
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Kane’s pre-match speeches were certainly less than inspiring. The 28-year-old has always been one who leads by example rather than one for big speeches.
However, it is not right to judge the ‘culture’ of the club based on the Amazon series. Keane is in no position to judge it as the dressing room dynamics at all clubs has evolved completely since his time as a player.
The players these days are not as tough and uncompromising as they used to be, and that is a change that has happened on a societal and cultural level, rather than just in football.
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