By Amir Mir
Ex-cricketer Michael Vaughan has ripped into Tottenham for not winning anything with their highly-rated team – and fans on Twitter have hit back at the 2005 Ashes winner.
The former England captain stated that Spurs have “won nowt” despite “talk” of the north London club being a “fantastic team” in recent seasons.
He was also critical of the club’s Champions League campaign calling it “shambolic” as they were knocked out of the group stages earlier on in the season.
All this talk of Tottenham being a fantastic team !!!!!! They were shambolic in the champions league and have won nowt !!! #JustSaying
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 14, 2017
Mauricio Pochettinio’s side missed out on the Premier League title to Chelsea this term, but they secured the runners-up spot after beating Manchester United 2-1 at White Hart Lane.
Boyhood Spurs fan and academy product, Harry Kane fittingly scored the winning goal to the delight of the home support.
This time last term, surprise winners Leicester City were crowned champions of England, with Spurs being their nearest challengers.
Following Vaughan’s comments, fans were quick to tell the former middle-order batsman to “stick to cricket” as many were clearly not pleased with what he had to say.
One supporter stated that Spurs have a young and improving side and that the trophies will come if they keep hold of their players.
Whereas others felt that, Pochettino’s team should be judged in a few years time when they have grown and become a better outfit.
For the second consecutive campaign, Pochettino has guided his team to back-to-back Champions League places.
During this campaign, they were knocked out of the group stages after securing only two wins as they will be looking to produce better performances next term.
Overall, Vaughan’s comments did not go down well with the White Hart Lane faithful, who issued a simple yet blunt response to the Yorkshiremen.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
stick to cricket. Spurs have played great football with an improving young team.Trophies will come if they can keep players
— Robert Raven (@ravmat) May 14, 2017
Stick to cricket #JustSaying
— Jazz Sian (@JazzSian) May 14, 2017
Jealousy is an ugly colour on you x
— tracy irvine 🏴 (@click66) May 14, 2017
Not sour grapes at all
— baggyshorts (@Baggyshortso) May 14, 2017
We are still fantastic Michael and our day will come.
— Steve Day (@SteveDay17) May 14, 2017
In other Tottenham news, Chris Sutton has hit out at nonsense manager comments after Spurs beat Manchester United.