Gary Neville sings Tottenham’s praises

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

It has been a real mixed bag for Tottenham so far this season in the Premier League after taking just five points from twelve in the opening four fixtures.

To be fair to the Spurs squad, two of those games have come away to top-six rivals and they managed to secure a point in both.

However, the loss at home to Newcastle will stick out as a huge shock and disappointment to the Spurs boys and the fans alike.

Tottenham will look to put things right against Crystal Palace tomorrow and end their run of three games without a win.

They come into the match off the back of a positive result against Arsenal in the North London Derby last time out, in which they secured a 2-2 draw.

Gary Neville was full of praise for Spurs this week in his column for Sky Sports and believes that the result at the Emirates could be somewhat of a turning point.

He said: “The draw at Arsenal was a big moment for Spurs. In the lead up to the game, there was an element of pressure towards Tottenham in terms of Mauricio Pochettino. There were suggestions that he could be on his way out.

“There were suggestions the dressing room wasn’t quite as it should be when you’ve seen over the last three or four years the most perfect harmony between coach and players.

“I don’t think that’s not there anymore. Ultimately there’s just been some unsettling elements in terms of players maybe wanting to leave and maybe wanting to run their contracts down.

“However, to have withstood that pressure in the second half at the Emirates before the international break and come away with a point was a big moment for Pochettino. It’s something for him as a coach to build on.

“I don’t buy into this Arsenal are going to finish above Tottenham stuff, to be honest. There’s talk Spurs are on the way down, but I still think they are an excellent team.”

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