Sky Sports activities pundits Roy Keane and Jamie Redknapp continued their row about Tottenham Hotspur forward of their conflict with Manchester United.
The duo argued about Spurs at first of March, with Keane branding Jose Mourinho’s gamers common, whereas Redknapp tried to defend them.
And the duo had been at it once more forward of the large fixture on Sunday, with Micah Richards even jokingly coming between the 2.
With Tottenham drawing to Newcastle final weekend, they missed out on an enormous alternative to get forward of their high 4 rivals, and the gamers have been criticised once more.
A recreation with United received’t be straightforward for them however Redknapp believes Jose Mourinho’s aspect nonetheless have likelihood of qualifying for the Champions League.
“They’re nonetheless in it. They’re nonetheless within the combine,” he stated on Sky Sports activities. “Clearly it was a foul day for them [against Newcastle] with Liverpool and Chelsea profitable. Leicester and West Ham [could] take factors off one another at the moment so they’re nonetheless proper within the combine. We’re going to search out out loads, not solely concerning the gamers however the supervisor on this interval.”
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However Keane was fast to chime in.
“It’s at all times nice to be high of the league in November. It’s a significant time of the season,” he joked, referring to Spurs’ early type, which noticed them beat Man United 6-1 at Outdated Trafford.
“Oh, proper, you need it at the moment, do you? Okay, okay,” stated Redknapp in response.
“There have been just a few individuals giving them the trophy at that stage although. That they had already had the picture taken with the trophy,” he added. “The place did you assume they had been going to complete?”
“I didn’t assume they had been going to win the league,” replied Keane.
“Effectively, I didn’t. I didn’t,” Redknapp hurriedly introduced. “Don’t you begin once more!”
In the meantime, Richards, Keane’s ordinary sparring companion chortled within the background earlier than making an attempt to get between the 2 former Premier League midfielders, shouting, “Relax, relax!”
Manchester United legend Keane actually wasn’t completed and went on to hit out at Spurs, a well-recognized goal of his.
He added: “Earlier than he [Mourinho] got here in and took the job, Spurs had gone a yr with out profitable away from residence. So, everyone knows and we preserve repeating ourselves, there’s a softness on this Spurs group.”
Redknapp tried to defend his former membership and stated: “They did get to a Champions League ultimate the yr earlier than that, although.”
Keane was having none of it.
“Jamie, they acquired to the Champions League ultimate however they had been fortunate to get to that ultimate. Attending to the ultimate is like being high of the league in November. They acquired to the ultimate however they acquired overwhelmed,” he added.
“What are we sitting right here and speaking about Mourinho for? In the event you’re attending to a ultimate, the entire level of attending to a ultimate is attempting to win the bloody factor.
“And when Mourinho leaves they may nonetheless be mushy, this Spurs group. That’s right down to the gamers. Spurs have been mushy for the final 40 years.”
“Nah, nah. I’m not having that,” replied Redknapp, son of their former boss Harry.
“After they acquired to the Champions League quarter-final with [Gareth] Bale and [Luka] Modric, that was group. You’ll be able to’t say they’re at all times mushy.”
However Keane was as soon as once more able to strike his opponent: “If a quarter-final is success. Then you’ll be able to have your success.
“They’ve had some nice groups over the previous couple of years as effectively, below [Mauricio Pochettino],” Redknapp argued. “They’re inferior to United. They haven’t spent like City. They haven’t spent the cash these groups have spent.”
Later, Richards posted a hilarious video, pitting Keane and Redknapp in opposition to one another, likening the battle to a boxing match.