Jamie Redknapp with very different views on Newcastle United fans and Spurs fans
Jamie Redknapp, just don’t like it …
The Liverpool and Tottenham player-turned-expert floundered with his two pen’orth on the sacking of Jose Mourinho earlier today.
His claims that Spurs are hard to watch and fans are frustrated having to sit through the slag they are handing out game after game.
I mean, fancy your team playing in the Europa League this season, currently seventh in the Premier League, five points away from Champions League qualification and in the League Cup final this coming Sunday.
What a desperate situation for their fans!
A total calamity of a season!
For what it’s worth, here are Jamie Redknapp’s ramblings on why Spurs under Jose Mourinho were garbage:
“What Jose did during that time was make it a really tough watch.
“You can say what you love about Spurs over the past 40 years, but they’ve always been a good football team; they always had a style of play.
“If the Spurs fans were here I don’t think they would appreciate it at all.
“Too often I watch this Spurs team and there’s no real flair, there’s no excitement.
“I don’t think it’s a bad team of players; I’ve said it before and I’ll stick with it.
“This manager cut and changed at the back. To play football, you have to have a chemistry, a relationship with whom you play alongside.
“Earlier in the season, he played with (Pierre-Emile) Hojbjerg and (Moussa) Sissoko in midfield; sometimes they would go in a back six. It wasn’t a very good watch, but at least you knew what they were trying to do. They were on the defensive and getting results. Right now they’re trying to be defensive, they’re not getting results and they’re an incredibly tough watch.
“The manager must take his responsibilities.
“We have talked in the past about a Jose masterclass; he loved him and celebrated him. If he doesn’t think they’re a good team… well, a great manager would find a way to organize his players.
“They don’t play very good football and they lose matches. It’s not just about the potential of Harry Kane’s departure, it’s the financial implications with the stadium, the assets, other players like Dele Alli, Harry Winks. Daniel Levy won’t like the fact that his players devalue assets. He’s gonna hate it.
However, not too long ago, Jamie Redknapp criticized Newcastle fans for not being happy with a club playing the worst Premier League football (and just two wins in twenty-one games in a span of four months) and only improving slightly and showing some cohesion after the arrival of Graeme Jones, despite Steve Bruce’s best efforts to derail all efforts by the new coach.
Jamie Redknapp also blames Rafa Benitez for the below-par performance, but makes no mention of Pochettino in his Spurs analysis.
Maybe he needs to take a step back and remember what he has said in the past about one fan group and make comparisons with another, despite the difference in geographical location. The media must address this issue and report its flagrant irregularities.
I would have liked Newcastle to have “problems” with Spurs …
Jamie Redknapp on Newcastle United, Steve Bruce and NUFC fans:
“I love Steve Bruce.
“I have publicly stated that he is doing a reasonable job at the club.
“Newcastle fans will want more, they want possession based football, they want to be more exciting, but it hasn’t happened like this in years. They want a little excitement and I understand all of that.
“Of course you want to play better football, get on the pitch, make it more exciting, but a lot of clubs do too.
“It’s a by-product of Rafa Benitez.
“Newcastle fans will say it was better under Rafa, it wasn’t.
“I watched football a lot when Benitez was manager [at Newcastle] and it was not pleasant.
“Sometimes it’s not pleasant. But they get reasonable results.
“The players who signed didn’t really work, which doesn’t help Steve Bruce.”