A reminder of Ferguson’s stinging pre-match put down of Spurs

first_img Football news 2 Fergie was the master at knowing exactly what to say to his players, according to Keane Mauricio Pochettino has changed the mentality at Tottenham impact Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How will Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho rally his players for the game against Tottenham?Spurs’ record at Old Trafford is awful and in years gone by, most people would have expected the hosts to walk all over the north London side.Former captain Roy Keane summed this feeling up best when he recounted a pre-match team talk from Sir Alex Ferguson, which was designed to point out how brilliant the manager was at being able to read the mindset of his players. 2 Gradually, though, Mauricio Pochettino has changed the perception and Keane himself admitted the days of ‘lads, it’s Tottenham’ are over, having watched them rise to Premier League title challengers. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener “I thought I knew what the group might need, that we didn’t need a big team talk,” Keane said. “It was Tottenham at home. I thought please don’t go on about Tottenham, we all know what Tottenham is about, they are nice and tidy but we’ll fucking do them. He came in and said: ‘Lads, it’s Tottenham’, and that was it. Brilliant.”And for a long time that was the image of Spurs. They were lightweights in a club like United’s eyes. possible standings smart causal ALTERED RANKED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday “There was a saying ‘Lads, it’s Tottenham'””Those days are over,” says Roy Keane “They look like they belong with the top teams in Europe” pic.twitter.com/F27oEYr1MZ— ITV Football (@itvfootball) October 19, 2017 REVEALED MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade highlights last_img read more