Gary Neville believes that Tottenham under Antonio Conte will strike fear into their rivals as they look on their way to looking like a real team. Tottenham held Liverpool to a 2-2 draw on Super Sunday in one of the best matches of the season so far. They remain unbeaten under Conte after winning three games and drawing two. As it stands they are six points behind Arsenal with three games in hand.
“He’s a great manager, you can see the influence he’s had on this group. The energy compared to how they were before, the stadium is electric, and it was brilliant in here all the way through the game.” Gary Neville said talking about Tottenham. “You can see him on the touchline. The emotions. He cares passionately and is desperate to win. He’ll be disappointed with the chances missed because I think he set up his team perfectly, but also proud and realise he’s got a good group of players here. We started to question that over the last 12-18 months.”
“Were this team over the hill and were they spent under Mauricio Pochettino and as good as it can get? But they’ve shown a performance today that can tell us they can really be competitive and push for the top four,” he added. “It will strike a little bit of fear into Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, West Ham, all the others with aspirations to be up there. This Tottenham team is going to be real in the next four to five months.”