Collymore pans two Tottenham first teamers as 'boring'
By Alex Stevens
Stan Collymore has called Harry Kane and Eric Dier as “boring” in an otherwise glowing appraisal of Tottenham.
The broadcaster and pundit has hailed Spurs in a Boyle Sports column as the most exciting English team he has seen since Manchester United’s all-conquering ‘Class of 92′.
Collymore explained how Tottenham’s young and vibrant side are a wonderful counterbalance to the Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal sides assembled by mega money and managers with little interest in developing home-grown talents.
The former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker has been blown away by how Mauricio Pochettino has moulded the Spurs players into a watchable, winning side.
But he made a rather bizarre comment about key men Kane and Dier, both 23, who have emerged as mainstays of the second-placed Premier League outfit.
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Delivering his verdict on Tottenham to Boyle Sports, Collymore wrote: “They have the spine of my beloved Three Lions. They are young, fresh and vibrant in every way from Alli’s innocent, child-like smile and way of playing, to Dier and Kane’s boring yet reassuring professionalism. Poch is now speaking much better and more confident English.
“What a wonderful picture of celebration after Son’s winner at Swansea where the veins were pumping and protruding from every Spurs player’s veins.
“It reminded me, a 46 year-old ex-pro, what football should be about. And most of all, in these days of mega money, mega bulls*** and mega hype, they are a team who just enjoy playing with each other.
“I see that more than any other club and I have to say I haven’t felt this excited about watching an English team since locking horns against Beckham, Giggs and co.”
Kane made his comeback as a second-half substitute in Tottenham’s 4-0 demolition of Watford on Saturday that kept alive his side’s slim title hopes.
The striker, who has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season, had been sidelined for a month with ankle ligament damage.
The versatile Dier is also an integral member of the team, starting virtually all of Spurs’ Premier League and Champions League matches this season.
In other Tottenham news, the club have terminated the contract of one of their defenders.