Gary Neville: This is what Tottenham are always doing so well

The former Manchester United defender says Tottenham Hotspur are a team that relentlessly tackles

Gary Neville has described Tottenham Hotspur as a team that incessantly tackles their opponents.

The Lilywhites underlined their Premier League title credentials on Sunday afternoon after a 2-0 victory over current leaders Manchester City at White Hart Lane.

Serbia international Aleksandar Kolarov inadvertently put the ball past City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to break the deadlock in the ninth minute before Son Heung-min teed up Dele Alli for the home side’s second goal ahead of the half-time break.

Tottenham attempted 45 tackles during Sunday’s Premier League clash and Mauricio Pochettino’s side finished with a 51 per cent success rate at White Hart Lane.

Discussing Tottenham’s performance in his podcast after the 2-0 victory, former Manchester United defender Neville explained what Tottenham do better than most Premier League clubs.

“They are a team that tackles. When I saw tackle, they tackle all the time. Incessantly. Relentlessly. They put the foot in,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“They risk giving fouls away. They risk being beaten but they know their mate is going to be behind. I thought it was a typical Mauricio Pochettino team.”

Tottenham are in second place in the Premier League table and a point behind current leaders Manchester City.

MORE: The latest Tottenham news and views

MORE: The latest Tottenham player tweets

The north London side finished in third place in the Premier League table last season behind champions Leicester City and Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta: What I think of new Man United boss Ralf Rangnick
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker, Michael Owen react to Man United’s 3-2 win over Arsenal
Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Man United want to sign RB Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele - report
Timo Werner
Journalist: Ralf Rangnick wants Man United to consider signing Timo Werner from Chelsea FC this summer
Saul Niguez
Gianfranco Zola gives verdict on Saul Niguez's situation at Chelsea FC
Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta: What I think of new Man United boss Ralf Rangnick
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker, Michael Owen react to Man United’s 3-2 win over Arsenal
Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Man United want to sign RB Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele - report
Timo Werner
Journalist: Ralf Rangnick wants Man United to consider signing Timo Werner from Chelsea FC this summer
Saul Niguez
Gianfranco Zola gives verdict on Saul Niguez's situation at Chelsea FC
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature