We knew it wasn’t going to end well when Sky’s Gary Neville prepared to deliver his verdict on Tottenham and their summer signings but the former Manchester United right back was damning in some surprising areas.
We would have expected Erik Lamela to get some stick after a slow start to his Tottenham career. Roberto Soldado wasn’t likely to be immune either but was the criticism of Christian Eriksen a step too far?
Starting with Soldado Neville said,
“He doesn’t make anywhere near enough runs.
“He’s got to adapt quickly. I’m not sure he wants to become alive until the ball reaches the 18-yard box.”
Turning to Lamela he added,
“I don’t think he can play on he left, he’s got a left foot but I don’t think he can play there.”
But the real surprise came with comments over Eriksen who didn’t even feature in the Etihad debacle. Neville questioned why bigger clubs hadn’t come in for the 21 year old without offering anything more specific.
We knew we were in for it but is any of this truly justified?