Tottenham fans couldn’t disagree more with Gary Neville’s Bukayo Saka claim

  • Tottenham have just one player remaining at EURO 2024
  • Bukayo Saka recently saved England
  • Tottenham fans will disagree with Gary Neville’s praise
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Some people love international football, others hate it. At the end of the day, it's a good opportunity for the players to keep up match fitness during the summer break and of course, represent their beloved countries on the big stage. For Tottenham Hotspur fans, it has been bittersweet watching their players at EURO 2024.

Heading into the competition, Tottenham had just four players representing their countries and as we approach the semifinal of the competition, there remains just one; Micky van de Ven of the Netherlands is set to come up against England.

For the local Tottenham fans, they will of course be cheering on England, who have an opportunity to hit good form before potentially reaching the final. So far, their performances have been lacklustre and missing the cutting edge in the final third.

Tottenham fans couldn’t disagree more with Gary Neville’s Bukayo Saka claim

The quarterfinal was the same and England were destined to go out, had it not been for Bukayo Saka cutting in on his left foot and slotting an astute finish into the far corner. Unfortunately for Tottenham fans, they have already seen a similar goal, when Arsenal ran riot at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium last season.

This is why Tottenham fans will be the first to disagree with Gary Neville's recent comments about Bukayo Saka. Speaking to ITV Sport (h/t HITC), Gary Neville said: “I don’t know many players who transcend sort of club rivalries, but he is one of those players who I think is enjoyed by every fan from every club,”

While there have been many Arsenal players who are hated more than Bukayo Saka, this is just simply incorrect from Gary Neville. Yes, some of Arsenal's less bitter rivals may look at Saka and like him but from Tottenham's perspective, they would be hard done by to tolerate any Arsenal player, let alone "enjoy" them.

English Tottenham fans would have been over the moon to see Saka score that goal on Saturday evening, of course they would. However, if given the choice, they would have swapped the goal-scorer for somebody likes James Maddison in a heartbeat. Besides, when the Premier League season starts again, it will be back to square one with Arsenal and Tottenham fans.

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