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Harry Redknapp labels Gary Neville's Spurs comments 'a disgrace' - Neville tweets response

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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher had a very heated debate on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football over just what Tottenham Hotspur should be aiming for.

Carragher firmly believed that more investment was needed, that the club should be aiming for the stars even if it's incredibly difficult to reach them.

Neville, on the other hand, feels that Spurs should be playing it safe, investing wisely and hailed the job that Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy have done in establishing the side as a Champions League team.

One of Neville's main points was the change in identity that has been worked into this Tottenham side, suggesting they're a little less 'Spursy' than they used to be.

"Tottenham for 30 years of our lives were spineless and soft, flaky, rubbish - you could be 2-0 down against them and think you would win 5-2," said Neville. "That's just the way they were. You knew that one little bump during the game and they would fall over it.

"Now we have the toughest, robust, most resilient Tottenham team that we have seen and we shouldn't get tired of them."

But while Neville is clearly praising the current Spurs side, he's not exactly complimenting the teams of the past.

And that's why ex-Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp labelled Neville's comments 'an absolute disgrace' on talkSport.

Harry Redknapp managed Spurs between 2008 and 2012.

"Gary Neville’s comments are an absolute disgrace," said Redknapp. "I can only speak about the three-and-a-half years I managed the club.

"It's a disgrace to label people like Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Ledley King, Rafael van der Vaart, William Gallas - it's a disgrace to say they're spineless and gutless.

"I was so disappointed and so upset with his comments. I think he wants to do his homework before making comments like that. He was totally out of order."

Redknapp then decided to make things a little more personal, saying: "He managed Valencia and when he did they were the worst Valencia team in not just the last 30 years but in their history."

Ouch, but Redknapp wasn't done.

Neville believes Pochettino has changed the identity of Spurs.

"I heard him have a pop before about saying they [Spurs] got rid of a couple of players, bad apples," he said. "He mentioned Michael Dawson, who was one of the best pros I've ever come across in my life.

"He wants to do his homework before coming on and talking in that tone. His comments were an absolute disgrace."

And how did Neville respond to the criticism from Redknapp? He tweeted out a laughing emoji - it seems safe to say that he isn't taking the rebuttal too seriously.

Topics:
Gary Neville
Harry Redknapp
Football
Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham Hotspur

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