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Gary Neville: Tottenham will reach Premier League top four

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Gary Neville: Tottenham

Gary Neville believes that Tottenham will make the top four over Arsenal after their emphatic win in the North London Derby. Mikel Arteta and his side went into the derby knowing victory would secure Champions League football next season. Cedric gave away an early penalty which was duly dispatched by Harry Kane before Rob Holding was sent off for a second bookable offense.

“After 1-0, this crowd was all over the place – it was mayhem after the first goal. At that point, Arsenal did wilt. They capitulated in that part of the game,” Gary Neville said about Tottenham. “Once you create that carnival atmosphere in a ground like this, and I think calling it a hostile and fierce atmosphere is fair, it was testing tonight. I always felt like this would be a special game because of what’s on it, why it was canceled earlier in the season, and then what’s at stake.”

“You never want to create a cliff edge but Champions League football or no Champions League football for Arteta and Conte, for Tottenham and Arsenal from an economic point of view is just off the scale. It’s huge and the drop is so big. Then you’ve got the way the game was canceled earlier in the season… It was all a little bit messy. They should have been made to play it, in my opinion,” he added. “So there was a little bit of needle coming into this game on three fronts… and it being a Thursday night game just adds to it. You don’t ordinally get that, they’ve usually been Sunday afternoon fixtures. It was red hot in here in terms of the atmosphere and it got to Arsenal and those young players. They looked mentally weaker in that period of the game from 10 minutes to 35 minutes, it just got to them. It can happen.”

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