Leon Britton heaps praise on Tottenham, singles two players out (not Alli or Kane)
By Matt Bullin
Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton has stated that Tottenham are the most difficult team to play against in the league.
The 34-year-old’s comments came after his side beat Everton 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Fernando Llorente scored the only goal of the game but Britton played 73 minutes of the match, and impressed, before being replaced by Jack Cork.
The result lifts the Welsh outfit out of the bottom three with two games left to play, against West Brom and Sunderland.
Meanwhile Tottenham lost 1-0 at the London Stadium to West Ham on Friday night, a result which put a huge dent in their title hopes.
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However Britton did have some praise for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, speaking on BT Sport 1’s PL Tonight (Saturday 8pm), he said: “[They are the] hardest team to play against [in the Premier League].
“They’re very athletic and they press from the front. They’re got technical players all over the pitch. You look at Kyle Walker and Danny Rose, the lads in the middle – they’ve got so much quality.
“They’re so quick when they lose the ball, you get it and then straight away they’re back at you, they’re such a hard team to play against.”
Following the defeat Tottenham now sit four points behind league leaders Chelsea, who play Middlesbrough on Monday night.
A win at Stamford Bridge for Antonio Conte’s side will stretch their lead at the top to seven points with only three games remaining.
Tottenham beat Britton’s side twice this season, first hammering them 5-0 at White Hart Lane in December, and then beating them 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium in April, Britton did not feature in either game.
The 34-year-old has only made 16 league and cup appearances for the Swans this term, but overall he has played 431 games in all competitions during his 13 years at the club.
In other Tottenham news, Tony Cascarino has revealed the secret to West Ham’s success versus Spurs.