Football pundits praise the Spurs despite 1-4 defeat
Nicolas Jackson's magnificent Hat-trick helped the Blues beat Tottenham by 4-1
Tottenham still received praise from two Sky Sports pundits, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher, even though they lost with a landslide score of 1-4 when they hosted Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, on Monday. As a result of this defeat, the Spurs failed to return to the top of the standings. The result against the Blues was also Spurs' first defeat in the Premier League this season. Spurs themselves had taken the lead thanks to a goal from Dejan Kulusevski. Then, a series of controversial moments that invited VAR intervention coloured the course of this match.
Spurs also had to play with nine players after Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie received red cards. The Pensioners managed to reverse the score in the 75th minute before sealing victory in injury time. But in the extra minutes of the game, the 22-year-old Senegal striker Nicolas Jackson produced a sublime brace and sealed the game for Chelsea by 4-1. Despite this crushing defeat, Spurs played extraordinary, even when their personnel were reduced. Supporters in the stands also gave a standing ovation for the performance of Son Heung-min. The 48-year-old English commentator Gary Neville agreed with this action. “It's the first time I've seen a team get beaten 4-1 and get a standing ovation. It's been a crazy night. Crazy from start to finish," Neville told Sky Sports.
“Ange Postecoglou would be proud of the players who stayed on the pitch. It was a fun, explosive, crazy game in the end.” Neville applauded the Spurs players for their continued performance despite being disappointed by Romero and Udogie's red cards. According to him, the final score of 1-4 does not indicate the actual course of the match. “Unfortunately some players acted less than disciplined. "The fans weren't let down by the officials, they were let down by the lack of composure, and the carelessness of Romero and Udogie," said Neville. "They can be proud of the players on the pitch and how the manager managed them with nine players."
"In the end, we lost but Chelsea never felt comfortable in this match," added Neville. Meanwhile, Carragher was no less satisfied with this match. According to the former Liverpool defender, the Spurs vs Chelsea duel could be called one of the best box office hits this season. “I've been watching football for almost 40 years and certainly as a neutral person I think it's one of the most enjoyable games I've ever seen for many reasons," Carragher said. "That match was a real box office hit and that's why the Premier League is the best league in the world by far!" he added.
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