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Gary Neville states how Tottenham played a role in Arsenal’s loss to Newcastle
By Eddie Razo -

Tottenham Hotspur received a gift from their north London rival, Arsenal who fell on their face Monday night against Newcastle United. The Gunners needed a won to recapture their fourth-place spot after Spurs won this past weekend against Burnley.

However, Mikel Arteta’s team fell flat, losing 2-0 to The Magpies. English football pundit Gary Neville stated that Arsenal’s loss could be attributed to last Thursday’s lopsided defeat in North London Derby.

“They were brutalized by that Tottenham fan base for 60 Minutes. That’s a young team. It’s an experience that doesn’t have the experience and character. I never fully trusted them to get into the top four, to be honest with you, all the way through,” Neville said on Sky Sports.

“But I thought that they would come out second half and respond for a poor first half, and they would go and get that victory tonight. But the shown us nothing and it tells whether [Arensal] are at; they got schooled on Thursday at Tottenham; they’ve lacked experienced, and I think on and off the pitch, and it will cause them a big problem that.”

Manager Antonio Conte’s squad is in the driver’s seat to clinch a top-four finish and UEFA Champions League football for next season. All Tottenham needs to do this Sunday is pick up one point against Norwich City, who are already relegated.

Yes, there are other ways for Spurs to punch their ticket to Europe’s top competition. Nonetheless, they can avoid putting their faith in another club’s hands with a victory or a draw; to put it simpler, they just have to avoid a loss, and considering the opponent, they’ll be favorites.

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at large
at large
1 month ago

I don’t understand why this chap (Neville) is employed and why anyone listens to him or cares what he says because he’s almost always completely wrong.

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
1 month ago
Reply to  at large

That will be why Keir Smarmer is thinking of giving red Nev a job in the old New Labour Party. He is perfect for them.

England Mike
England Mike
1 month ago

I find it so disheartening that despite what potentially should be a really positive time with a CL spot in the offing and a real genuine excitement of what summer could bring in new signings, thoughts and fears of trepidation fill our minds because of what Levy might or might not do.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 month ago
Reply to  England Mike

Completely agree; Levy is the reason why, no matter how well we’re doing, I feel it could all so easily & quickly come crashing down.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

You’ve hit the nail on the head US. 23 years of false dawns and expectation management leaves the fan base (those who aren’t mental) with little confidence that anything will change to any real extent. Particularly over the medium to long term…

Last edited 1 month ago by Easty
Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  England Mike

Really you find time to think about that? How about enjoying the chase and see with comes Monday morning. That is such negativity. When I start reading your post, I was waiting for you to say we can’t even enjoy the spoils as they all make it seems that Arsenal belong here more than we do. People are writing about Arsenal failures as oppose to the tremendous job Conte did employing his method to turn the team into a competitive unit. We are never going to catch the front 3, but for crying out loud, we are years a away from Nuno hiring. Why can’t we appreciate that instead of the negativity. But as we all do, you are entitled to your opinion. That is the difference with Arsenal fans and us. They did not make, but they will quickly tell you they deserve to be there. We make it and looking around for excuses why we’re here. Mind blowing.

Legoverlass
Legoverlass
1 month ago

Away to relegated Norwich in the last game of the season has just become one of the most important games in the history of the club.Win and we walk into the summer able to attract the best players out there.Lose and the club will collapse into the abyss with Conte and Kane gone. It will take years to recover from such a defeat. I still do not trust Levy and ENIC to back Conte and I have this nagging thought that Levy knows he will not back Conte and has Pochettino sitting in the background. If that happens I am finished with this club whilst ENIC remain as owners.

Last edited 1 month ago by Legoverlass
Cabspur
Cabspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

Levy: ” well we got 4th we dont need players?”

Sonificent
Sonificent
1 month ago
Reply to  Cabspur

That’s my fear. Not as though it’s without precedent.

BobbytheBrain
BobbytheBrain
1 month ago
Reply to  Cabspur

He does that and Conte is off. Things will turn pretty nasty for Levy. He acted pretty quickly when the Levy out chants were ringing out against Man U. Surely he can’t be that blind/stupid?

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

We hit arse with some gut punches and the Toon floored em with an uppercut.

SimonSpur
SimonSpur
1 month ago

Nice analogy 😂

Cabspur
Cabspur
1 month ago

ha ha

Ben Metcalfe
Ben Metcalfe
1 month ago

Have no doubts : Conte, Kane and Son will see this through.

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
1 month ago

Advantage Tottenham. Who would of thought it after Southampton and Brighton. Conte has transformed some of those players, increased their value. A fortress he wants to build at WHL. Good luck to him. But it’s not over yet. Still 90 to play and anything could happen, it Spurs remember. Italians love a team that is hard to beat. Out of possession and 5 at the back is working. You can see how drilled they are. Now they have a week to prepare for finishing 4th.

Paddio
Paddio
1 month ago
Reply to  Lord Croker

We could have more points than we finished on in 2016, potential scoring a similar amount esp with Sonny wanting at least two goals.
is it progress?

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago
Reply to  Paddio

Sort of sideways progress at the moment bearing in mind the poor displays and results along with the good ones. But Conte has a Levy-impacted threadbare squad to work with. Given a decent summer window then real progress can be made. Over to you baldy.

Paddio
Paddio
1 month ago

If you put dare and do out there the man at the top better embody it

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