Ferdinand, Materazzi & more: Twitter reacts as Tottenham thrash Inter

Rio Ferdinand and Marco Materazzi both tweet their thoughts after Tottenham Hotspur are emphatic 3-0 winners against Inter Milan

Gareth Bale
Bale scored his 10th goal in 10 games against Inter Photo: Twitter/Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale

Tottenham Hotspur took a big step towards the Europa League quarter-finals with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Inter Milan at White Hart Lane.

Elsewhere, Newcastle United secured a credible goalless draw at Anzhi Makhachkala, while Steaua Bucharest were 1-0 winners against Chelsea in the Romanian capital.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction, in chronological order, to another entertaining night of European football.

Newcastle defender Danny Simpson (‏@dannysimpson) is pleased to take a positive step towards the last eight: “Another good result and performance in Europe tonight! Always nice to get a clean sheet.. Get them back to St James’ Park and get into the quarters!”

Former Magpies midfielder Didi Hamann ‏(@DietmarHamann) was impressed and reckons Alan Pardew should get a new deal – a 16-year contract perhaps: “Great result for the Toon …if they finish the job against Anzhi I think they can go all the way. About time to extend Pardew’s contract?”

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand ‏(@rioferdy5) is enjoying Bale’s purple patch: “Bale is having an average period at moment….needs a goal to get him out of it!! #GoalsGalore”

Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer (‏@MCATEER4) points out all is right in the world: “Bale another goal. And Tiger five birdies in last seven holes. These two on fire – and reports say Torres has just smiled might be a fart.”

Ex-Leicester star Darren Eadie (@eadie11) is shocked by how poor Tottenham’s Italian visitors are: “Have Inter sent their reserves?? #COYS”

Reading striker Noel Hunt (‏@boyhunt) is delighted to see his new team-mate doing well: “Buzzing for Gylfi, really coming into his own now was a spurs player!!!”

Tottenham legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) tries to hide his colours: “I’m resisting, as best I can, to not tweet that Spurs are 2 up. Hate you to think I was in any way biased ; )”

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore ‏(@StanCollymore) hopes to see a Premier League side win this competition: “Would love an English Europa League winner. Think it would change a few perceptions. Spurs/Steaua atmospheres both demand our Island takes it serious. Inter aren’t great but that’s no excuse, Spurs have torn them a new one.”

Ex-Norwich defender Iwan Roberts (‏@iwanwroberts) heaps praise on Inter’s own version of Ryan Giggs: “Javier Zanetti has played 1079 games in his career!”

England rugby legend Will Carling ‏(@willcarling) can’t understand why Villas-Boas was sacked by Chelsea: “Obviously know v little about football, but can anyone explain to me how AVB seems to be doing such a great job at Spurs, but at Chelsea…?”

QPR defender Chris Samba (‏@cs4christsamba1) is left flabbergasted by Bale’s searing pace: “Bale just run past Kyle Walker like he was not there!”

Former Inter defender Marco Materazzi (@iomatrix23) wants to know how Bale moves so fast: “Does Bale have powered pedals?”

Finally, Notts County star David Cotterill ‏(@cotterill_david) says this Inter side is a shadow of the club’s former great teams: “That’s the worse Inter Milan team I’ve ever seen but Spurs were brilliant! #europaleague”

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