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