Gerry Francis: Sky Sports commentator won't say this about Tottenham anymore
By Amir Mir
Gerry Francis has stated that he is pleased Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler won’t have to say “the last time Tottenham finished above Arsenal was in 1994/95”.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team ended 22-years of hurt at the weekend when they beat their north London rivals 2-0 which ensured that they will finish above them this season.
The last time Spurs did finish above Arsenal was under the stewardship of Francis, who had the likes of Jurgen Klinsmann in his ranks.
Now, they have ended that barren run as they are currently chasing Premier League leaders Chelsea in the title race.
Speaking to the Premier League Daily Show, which aired on Sky Sports News on Wednesday morning, Francis was delighted that Spurs had ended the run of finishing below their rivals.
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“I am just really pleased about Martin Tyler because after 22 years he has had to say in every London derby, ‘last time they finished above Arsenal was 1994/95 under Gerry Francis’, so he won’t have to say that anymore,” Francis told Sky Sports.
At this moment in time, Tottenham are sitting in second place on 77 points from their 34 league matches, having won 23 of those games.
By contrast, they are 17 points ahead of Arsene Wenger’s side, who have won 18 matches this term and are currently at risk of finishing outside of the top four.
They are six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City as they currently have a game in hand on their rivals.
Pochettino will now be planning for his team to take on West Ham on Friday evening at the London Stadium.
Three points for his side will close the gap on Chelsea, who host relegation-threatened Middlesbrough three days later at Stamford Bridge.
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