Only 4th defeat in 25 matches but star understands Spurs fans booing team off!
Newcastle fans are labelled deluded because they aren’t happy with yet another fight against relegation, yet nothing is said when Spurs fans boo their team off after defeat to the black and whites.
In the previous 24 matches, Spurs had only lost 3 (THREE) games. These were against Manchester United in the Premier League, Arsenal in the League Cup and away at Anderlecht in the Europa League.
Plus, even after Newcastle’s victory, the Spurs fans and their team are still in fifth place. only three points off a Champions League spot and seven points from top of the league.
As well as the media silence on the Spurs fans, the players are also falling over backwards in their sympathy for the supporters.
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen saying he can understand the team being booed off because the supporters were ‘disappointed’.
Disappointment!! It is the natural state of being for Newcastle fans, apart from of course on lovely afternoons such as yesterday.
Vertonghen was very complimentary when it came to Newcastle United, saying United created the better chances in the closing stages and had the ‘quality on the bench’ to turn the game around.
Whether that quality should have been on the pitch from the start is another matter,…
“It was just disappointment. We were disappointed and they were as well – I can understand that.
“To lose a game like this is very painful, you know that you have to win these games if you want to stay in the top four.
“It has been the story in the last couple of seasons but there is a difference in this team. We feel this is an incident and in the last couple of years that was a bit different. Of course, we wanted to keep the run going but I believe we can start another one now.
“We felt very confident and it is hard to take. Especially in the first half, we had to finish the game.
“But it was Newcastle who had the quality on the bench to turn things around. We were trying to go for that second goal but it gave the space for Newcastle to create the better chances.”
(Read HERE what Spurs fans had to say about the defeat to Newcastle United)
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