Troy Deeney slams ‘weird’ Tottenham fans over Arsenal title race | Football

Tottenham host Manchester City next week in a game that could prove decisive in the Premier League title race (Picture: Getty)

Troy Deeney insists any Tottenham fan hoping they lose against Manchester City next, thereby denting Arsenal’s title hopes, is ‘f****** weird’.

Should the top two emerge victorious from their weekend fixtures, Tuesday’s meeting between Pep Guardiola’s side and Spurs could prove pivotal in the destination of the Premier League trophy.

Any City slip-up would potentially leave Arsenal just needing to beat Everton at home on the final day to claim the major silverware their own fanbase crave.

With Spurs looking like outsiders for a top four place, some fans would be more than happy to see City sweep to the convincing win that would all but confirm them as champions for the fourth season in a row.

‘I know a few Tottenham fans who have told me they would love to see Ange Postecoglou put the kids out to face Manchester City on Tuesday night, so Arsenal can’t win the league,’ Deeney wrote in The Sun.

‘I have to be honest — it’s a f***ing weird take

‘I’m getting to a point where, as a football fan, I want a different team to win the league. Not because City are terrible but it just gets boring,’ he wrote in The Sun.

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Will the entire Spurs stadium do the Poznan celebration if Man City score against Tottenham

Will the entire Spurs stadium do the Poznan celebration if Man City score against Tottenham (Picture: Getty)

Ange Postecoglou on Spurs ‘giving up’

 ‘That’s a harsh term, ‘give up’.

‘What does that mean, I come in here at 12 o’clock, have a latte, go home and just let the guys train? I don’t give up on anything.

‘I’m here fighting tooth and nail every single day for everything I can get for this football club because that’s my responsibility. I would not give up on any cause, even the most lost of causes, because then I’d be abstaining from my responsibilities.

‘I want us to finish the season strong. I want us to try and win three games of football and see where that takes us.

‘I never said I didn’t care about finishing top four. What I said was finishing top four does not mean we’re going to be the team I want us to be next year. That’s not what will define us.

‘I don’t give up and I’d be surprised if anyone in my position at this level will go in with anything other than 100 per cent commitment to fight for everything because if you don’t, invariably you fail.’

‘We want to see the likes of City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and, hopefully, Spurs all pushing and competing until the final ebbs of the season.

‘I want to be sat there thinking, “Blimey, who’s going to win the league?” rather than, “This is a done deal, it’s City, roll on the summer” because it becomes a waste of time.

‘So, here we go: Tottenham should WANT to help Arsenal win the title by getting a result against City.

‘It will give themselves and everyone else hope that they can win it one day.’

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