Oops! This one is up for some debate. We have seen players make the switch between rivals and don the rivals’ jerseys. Well, though it is totally unethical, it can be forgiven considering professional reasons. But wearing a rival jersey when playing for your current club? That’s something that needs to be looked into.
A photo of Georges-Kevin N’Koudou wearing a Chelsea training shirt has split opinions among the Spurs fan community with some wanting him to leave and others believing the reaction has been over the top.
One Tottenham supporter even claimed that he had seen Spurs legends Paul Gascoigne and Glenn Hoddle in Arsenal tops before and that it was not a big deal.
The photo emerged on Monday night of the 22-year-old French winger wearing a Chelsea training shirt. The photo would have had to be taken in the last 12 months as Carabao only became the sponsors of the Blues’ training tops last season.
However, N’Koudou explained that it was given to him by his friend Michy Batshuayi and hence he was wearing it.
The fans took Twitter to react to the picture and we put together a few interesting reactions. Read on!
This was the picture!
Oh dear we are in trouble pic.twitter.com/djiy2HXNqh
— Ikey. (@PochTheMagician) June 19, 2017
Here’s what N’Koudou had to say.
Lol @ clickbait … I’m wearing the shirt my friend @mbatshuayi gave me… NO disrespect here just old friendship sorry for not knowing
— GK NKoudou (@gknkoudou) June 20, 2017
And the fans’ response to the picture!
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou you are a very stupid person! People argue that footballers are thick and you’ve just fuelled it! https://t.co/qUAnOGLJIA
— Richard Roskell (@richrosk) June 20, 2017
Thanks for the memories but it’s time to say goodbye pic.twitter.com/YsdsXUEyVQ
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) June 20, 2017
Stupidity is not a crime however after a poor first season where people question ability & attitude this does not help for me.
— SpursNews (@SpursNews1961) June 20, 2017
Nkoudou and Batshuayi are bromance levels of closeness. People need to chill. I’ve seen Gazza and Hoddle in Arsenal shirts. Calm yourselves.
— Liam (@LiamJM10TV) June 20, 2017
That probably shows he’s not serious enough about his commitment to Spurs. Won’t be surprised if he’s the first to be shipped out
— kryptokev (@kevinfds) June 20, 2017
Difference between Kane and nkoudou is obvious. One was an 11 year old who knew no better. Now he despises them. #ShirtGate
— Brockmire (@rossysav) June 20, 2017
Nkoudou in a Chelsea shirt. My dreams have finally come true
— Alan (@LaptopManager_) June 20, 2017
I forgive you. Now get @mbatshuayi in a Tottenham shirt. Friendship should overcome rivalry.
— JB ⚽ (@JAGBASSI10) June 20, 2017
“didn’t think” is the operative word.
— Tottenham Army (@tottenhamarmy01) June 20, 2017
Lost hope in Nkoudou after that pic
— – (@IshyKaratas) June 20, 2017
I can’t understand people defending if be fuming anyone but I’d let of dele etc but nkoudou complete trash ahaha rather have njie
— Addicted To Spurs (@addicted_spurs) June 20, 2017
Spurs fans are an emotional lot. ..
— Darren ✌ (@darrenevanscoys) June 20, 2017
“What a player he was”, “Great goal” – Some Spurs fans go down memory lane about former superstar’s incredible goal
The former player and manager wasn’t happy with the lack of commitment from the team and did make sense while criticising some players.
The Tottenham Twitter account posted an old video of Hoddle in his prime. The former player scored a wonderful goal in 1983 as he produced magic against Watford.
😮 The touch
😯 The turn
😲 The finish
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 24, 2018
The touch, the turn and the finish are unbelievable, to say the least. The 60-year-old now enjoys his time as a pundit but is one of the best English players of his time and this goal more than proves it.
The midfielder won two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup with us during the 80s and it is no wonder some Spurs fans turned the clock back and praised Hoddle.
THAT WAS MAGIC HODDLE THE BEST EVER SPURS AND ENGLAND MIDFIELDER
— Enjoy your life (@english4alu) September 24, 2018
So used to love watching @GlennHoddle play. What a passer of the ball, more so his long passes. Glenn could pass a ball 60 yards and drop the ball on a pinhead. Don’t think there is anyone else who could pass a ball as accurately as Glenn. And what a playmaker as well.
— Tom Salter (@salter_tom) September 24, 2018
What a player he was
— Daniel young (@Daniely79) September 24, 2018
I was at the game with a school friend of mine…I ran across the stands when he scored…swear I could see my arm on MOTD!! Still the greatest Spurs player I have ever seen and my childhood hero #KingHoddle
— arthur dayley69 (@Arthurdayley69) September 24, 2018
Remember it well – was there too 😀 – one of those many Hoddle class moments that you just don’t forget. ⚽️💙⚽️ COYS!!!!
— Steve Mottau (@SteveMottau1) September 24, 2018
I was there. Great memories. #COYS
— Dave Norton (@DaveNorton5) September 24, 2018
Was right behind that goal-fabulous.
Up there with his goals against Notts Forest and Man Utd as his best!
— Annalisa (@Anna15Lisa) September 24, 2018
I was there and will never forget it. The best player I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching
— Andrew Davis (@andrwsimondavis) September 24, 2018
Imagine the silly price he would be fetch today if he was a South American, great player saw lots of his games and goals
— Robert Michael Davis (@RobertM51726029) September 24, 2018
Great goal,Can see why Bergkamp based his game on him
— Paul McQuillan (@PaulMcQuillan76) September 24, 2018
Ahh fantastic, my favourite goal from the man who made me a Spurs fan with his simplistic elegance and genius. And the wonderful Alan Parry on the mic and still going strong in 2018
— Des Bennett (@DesBennett5) September 24, 2018
Former Tottenham star refutes claims of wanting to leave the club
The Daily Mail reports that Pochettino’s book claimed that Walker wanted to leave at the end of the 2016/17 season.
However, the Manchester City man claims the Argentine did not view the defender as part of his plans. Walker was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying:
“He told me I wasn’t in his plan.”
The Englishman was further upset about Pochettino revealing these details which he thought was private.
“If he was going to do that he might as well have called a press conference and told everyone. He told one side of the story, but it’s a side of a story I don’t agree with.
“He said he had a witness in there, but he didn’t tell the correct story, no way. Up until now I have never said my part. I have stayed quiet and showed a level of respect to Tottenham and I always will.”
The right-back claimed he got his chances due to the manager but wanted everyone to know what really happened regarding his transfer to City.
Walker did pick up a Premier League title with Pep Guardiola last season but expressed his gratitude as well.
“I was young, needed to improve and he improved me.
“He taught me to look after myself, eat right and rest. I will never forget how much he did.”
The 28-year-old is one of the best right-backs in the Premier League but it was a bit concerning when we sold him and only had Kieran Trippier in the side.
Tottenham have two quality right-backs in Serge Aurier and Trippier and the Englishman has certainly improved a lot in the last season or so.
Former Tottenham manager blasts star for performance against Brighton
Tottenham might have come up with all three points against Brighton but former manager Harry Redknapp was not happy with our defending in the final minutes of the game.
Spurs had raced into a 2-0 lead, thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela. However, Anthony Knockaert pulled one back for the hosts in the 93rd minute.
The Englishman was responsible for the first goal we conceded and was in attack mode during stoppage time too.
“He [Pochettino] will be bothered by that last minute because it was a nightmare. It’s a poor goal. They’re stretched.
“At this stage of the game you’ve got no need. You’ve got to manage the game not get yourself stretched like that with two minutes to go. Danny Rose shouldn’t be going forward if he’s exhausted. Stay where you are. Keep the clean sheet. Defend first and foremost.”
The former manager is right as we suffered a similar fate against Inter Milan a few days earlier. Two late goals from the Italians meant we started our Champions League journey with a loss and we could have dropped more points at the Amex too.
Fortunately, we held on for three points but Pochettino has a lot of work to do before we play like we did last season.
Spurs are already six points behind league leaders Liverpool and we cannot afford any more mistakes for the remainder of the campaign.
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