Tottenham has been soft for the past forty years. Roy Keane and Jamie Redknapp clash again when the Irishman says the slide under Jose Mourinho shows failure is “in their DNA” but ex-Spurs man accuses the coach of throwing his players under the bus
- Roy Keane and Jamie Redknapp argued again about Tottenham on the live Sky service
- Former Man United captain Keane claimed Spurs have been soft for 40 years
- Ex-Spurs midfielder Redknapp insulted Keane’s comments
- Redknapp argued that Spurs had some quality teams during this period
- The pair first rowed in February when Keane said Spurs were an “average team”.
Jamie Redknapp and Roy Keane were embroiled in yet another tense war of words on Sky Sports’ Super Sunday programming over Tottenham’s demise from the title challengers.
Redknapp’s former club Spurs will take on Keane’s old employer Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday, and both Sky Sports pundits were in north London to set up the game.
The argument between the two began during a debate earlier in the program over a possible softness on that Tottenham side, with Keane saying Spurs had had a fragile side “for the past 40 years”.
Roy Keane (second from left) and Jamie Redknapp (far right) were on another Sky Sports franchise when they were discussing Tottenham
Keane (above) joked about Tottenham’s slide from the title challengers to outside the top four
Keane said: ‘There’s a softness to this Spurs team. Yes, Jamie, they made it to the Champions League final the year before (Mourinho arrived) but they were lucky enough to make that final.
‘Even reaching the finals is like being at the top of the league in November. You made it to the final but were beaten in the final.
“What are we sitting here for, talking about Mourinho? If you’re trying to make a final, the whole point is to win the bloody thing.
“And if Mourinho leaves, this Spurs team will still be soft. It’s up to the players. ‘
Redknapp was offended by Keane’s comments, particularly over a softness in Spurs’ DNA
Redknapp, who played for Spurs in the 1990s and 2000s and whose father Harry ran the club, replied, “So they’ve been soft over the last few years, but many years? No i don’t have it.
‘When you reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League with Bale and Modric? That was a good team. You can’t say they were always soft, Roy. They have had some great teams over the past few years.
“They’re not as good as United, they’re not as good as City, but they haven’t spent the money these teams have.
Keane then said, “If the quarterfinals are successful, you can have yours.
‘When they played against West Ham, they were 3-0 (and drew 3-3). Do you think it’s the manager? Do the job.
Keane claimed Tottenham has been soft for the past 40 years and before Jose Mourinho
Redknapp (right) played for Tottenham throughout his career and his father Harry (left) managed Spurs
“They have experienced international players there. You’re telling me they can’t do this There’s a softness to Spurs and it’s going to be in this club for the next 40 years. ‘
Just minutes earlier, Keane had joked about Tottenham’s slide from the leaders to outside the top four and said: “It’s always great to be at the top of the league in November. An important time of the season that. Lots of teams are at the top in November, right? ‘
Redknapp then replied, ‘Okay, are you with us today? At that point there were people who gave them (Tottenham) the trophy. They already had the photo with the trophy. ‘
Keane said sharply, “Not me. I didn’t think they’d win the league – relax, “which led Redknapp to say,” Don’t start all over again. ”
Jose Mourinhos Spurs were at the top of the table in November but are now in a fierce top four race
Before the coverage began, Sky Sports expert Micah Richards joked that both Redknapp and Keane were prepared for a dogfight and introduced the pair like a boxing match.
Richards asked Keane, “Have you calmed down? You are never calm. They brought me in today – I’m not involved in any team (involved on Super Sunday) – to calm everything down. ‘
Redknapp then said, “It’s a problem for you (Richards) today. It’s a love triangle – we’re going to learn a lot about you today. You don’t know which way to go, do you? «
Redknapp disagreed with Keane on Tottenham’s potential in February
The first series of the season between Keane and Redknapp took place in late February when Tottenham’s quality was discussed in their squad. The former claimed that no one but Harry Kane or Son Heung-Min would play for any other top team.
Redknapp accepted these comments and defended himself on the grounds that Toby Alderweireld and Sergi Reguilon were good players because of their international status.
Keane then said, “If you don’t play for your country now, you are a bad player.”