By Amir Mir
Graeme Souness made a controversial comment about Tottenham fans prior to their 2-1 win against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon at White Hart Lane.
The Sky Sports pundit claimed that Spurs supporters are “not renowned for really getting behind their team” as they bid farewell to the Lane.
It was the final match to be played at their old stadium as fans were in full voice before, during and after the encounter.
Speaking on Sky Sports 1, Souness offered his thoughts on the Tottenham fans as they were waving flags and creating a noisy atmosphere in the build-up to the match.
“I have to say I cannot remember a noise like this at White Hart Lane,” Souness told Sky Sports. “I mean they are not renowned for really getting behind their team, but they certainly are today.”
Mauricio Pochettinio’s side recorded all three points during the match in what was an emotional send off for all those associated with the club.
During the match, midfielder Victor Wanyama was an unlikely goalscorer as he opened the scoring in the first half with a thumping header.
The home team dominated proceedings throughout that first period as they could have added more goals to their name.
They did that after the break when striker Harry Kane converted Christian Eriksen’s cross to the delight of the home supporters.
However, Wayne Rooney pulled one back for the visitors to give his team hope as Spurs hung on for the points.
The north London outfit will temporarily move into Wembley next term before they begin new life into their new stadium for the start of the 2018/19 campaign.
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