Keane, Redknapp clash again in latest Sky Sports Spurs spat
Posted On April 11, 2021
Roy Keane and Jamie Redknapp were embroiled in the latest in a run of on air disagreements on Sunday.
Micah Richards attempted to play the role of peacemaker ahead of Burnley v Newcastle, as Keane couldn’t resist having another go at Redknapp over his Spurs opinions.
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Redknapp claimed Tottenham were “still in the mix” to qualify for the Champions league.
JR: “They still in the mix. It was obviously a bad day for them with obviously Liverpool and Chelsea winning. But Leicester and West Ham can take points off each other today, so they’re still right in the mix. I think we’ll find out a lot about the players and the manager in this period.”
RK: “I was just going to say, it’s always nice to be top of the league in November. Vital time of the season that.”
[Micah Richards laughs]
JR: “Alright, you on it today are you? OK. There was a few people giving them the trophy at that stage though.”
RK: “Not me.”
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JR: “Where did you think they were going to finish then?”
RK: “I didn’t think they would win the league.”
JR: “No, I didn’t. You’re looking at me. Don’t you start again.”
MR: “[Arms outstretched; still laughing] Calm down, calm down.”
RK: “A lot of teams have been top in November.”
The duo also clashed over Spurs two weeks ago, with Keane insisting Jose Mourinho’s side would be “average” without Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
RK: “Definitely their goalkeeper and two centre-halves are better than what Spurs have got, and probably even the two lads in midfield. Tottenham have got so many average players. We talk about the pressure Spurs are under to get in the top four but if you take Kane and Son out of that team they are average.”
JR: “I don’t think it’s an average team or an average squad, it’s full of internationals.If you look at the back four, Dier plays for England, Sanchez plays for Colombia, Alderweireld plays for the No.1 team in the world…”
RK: “Playing for your country doesn’t make you a good player. Jamie makes the point about international players – these days everybody plays for their country! If you don’t play for your country now you are a bad player.”
JR: “Alderweireld would get in your Man United team right now, Roy. I think the goalkeeper’s not good enough, I don’t trust Aurier or Doherty. But Reguilon is as good a left-back as there is in the country so I think you’ve got that wrong…”
RK: “Is that why Real Madrid let him go? Why did Real Madrid let him go?”
JR: “Does that matter? Just because Real Madrid let him go that doesn’t make him a good player? He’s a fantastic left-back!”
RK: “Spurs could win today two or three nil and afterwards we’d be praising them. But this idea that Spurs should automatically be top four because Mourinho’s a top coach… Mourinho knows the game bloody better than all of us.”