'I hated him' - Sheringham reveals he wanted to fight Arsenal star at every opportunity
By Matt Bullin
Former Tottenham star Teddy Sheringham has revealed there was no love lost between himself and Arsenal defender Martin Keown.
Sheringham played for Spurs for seven years over two spells at the club and he played in numerous north London derbies.
The 51-year-old spoke of his experiences in past North London derbies in The Times, ahead of Sunday afternoon’s clash at White Hart Lane.
He said: “Martin [Keown] hated me and I hated him. Tony [Adams] used to wind up Martin by telling him what I might have said about him and then let him go at me.
“Tony knew that that would get the right reaction from Martin to rip off my head. It wound me up and had me wanting to fight Martin at every opportunity.”
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Sheringham was part of the last Tottenham side to finish above their bitter rivals in the league in 1995.
However for much of the 51-time England international’s career, Arsenal came out on top in the North London derbies.
Sheringham played 238 league and cup games for Spurs and scored 99 goals.
He also plied his trade at Man United, where he was part of the 1999 treble winning side, as well as at Portsmouth and West Ham.
The 51-year-old has also forayed into management, but he was sacked by Stevenage in February of last year.
In other Tottenham news, fans blasted Pochettino’s decision to drop Walker for the North London derby.