Fans slam Gary Neville after he criticised Tottenham players for over-celebrating

Tottenham Hotspur are back on track as they made it two Premier League wins in a row on Friday night.

Spurs ran out 2-0 winners at Nottingham Forest to go level on points with Manchester City in the table.

Gary Neville, covering the game on Sky Sports, went on to make a claim that “Spurs fans won’t like” involving Ange Postecoglou.

Namely, that the Tottenham manager would be a good shout for the Citizens if Pep Guardiola were to leave in the next few years.

Nottingham Forest v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Postecoglou’s charges took the lead at the City Ground in first-half injury time. Dejan Kulusevski whipped in a great cross for Richarlison to head home for his third in two games.

Forest thought they had equalised in the 58th minute when Anthony Elanga tapped in, but VAR disallowed the goal after spotting he was ahead of the Spurs defence.

Tottenham then doubled their lead seven minutes later as Kulusevski went from provider to goalscorer, slamming home with an effort that went through Matt Turner’s hands.

Although Tottenham finished the game with ten men after Yves Bissouma was sent off for a lunge on Ryan Yates, Spurs held on for all three points and a clean sheet.

Tottenham started the season superbly, before their form dropped amid a spate of injuries and suspensions. But now, it looks like Spurs have turned a corner.

‘Wow, that is what we want to see’

Postecoglou is clearly the real deal, and Neville suggested he could potentially go on to take over from Guardiola in years to come.

“What he’s done in such a short period of time is quite staggering because he’s not only implemented an idea of play,” he said on Sky Sports at full time.

“He has put something in place that is breathtaking to watch, is quite complex when you watch it from a football point of view.

“To get players into positions and be like clockwork can take not just months and 40 or 50 matches but it can take two or three seasons.

“You see pep Guardiola even at Man City, it was difficult for him to get what he wanted across.

“But for Ange Postecoglou, he’s putting in, and Spurs fans won’t like this, but he is amazing, and if you were Man City losing Pep Guardiola in a year or two you would be looking at Ange Postecoglou now thinking ‘wow, that is what we want to see’.”

Ange Postecoglou capable of turning Tottenham Hotspur into a giant

Gary Neville probably won’t be very popular with the Spurs fans after saying that.

Tottenham have struck gold in bringing Ange Postecoglou to the Premier League, and he’s been an absolute revelation.

However, Spurs do have a lot going for them that could potentially help them keep Manchester City at bay in terms of their manager.

Tottenham are a well-supported Premier League club in London with a state-of-the-art new stadium and good recent history, which included a Champions League final.

Sure, City are a huge club with a massive trophy haul in the past 12 years, but that’s something they’ve had to build. And Spurs have just as high a ceiling, they just need someone to help build something great.

Should that happen, then why would Postecoglou subsequently look to leave for a Premier League rival?


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