Neville and Carragher comment on Tottenham's key men Kane and Pochettino

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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher admit to being impressed with Tottenham Hotspur's resilience.

Tottenham's up and down form has seen them receive a lot of flak early on this season.

While they may not win over ex-Arsenal star Paul Merson who tips them to lose each week, they appear to have impressed his SkySports colleague Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville.

The duo spent time discussing Spurs on Monday Night Football and despite Carragher saying he felt Swansea deserved to beat them on Sunday, he went onto add that Tottenham's track record of late wins won't displease fans.

He said: "They don't care. We may say they are not the best, or very fortunate, but they keep picking up results.

"Harry Kane was man-of-the-match again, he's come in and made himself the number one striker at the club now because of the form of Adebayor and Soldado."

Gary Neville didn't dwell on the Swansea game, looking at the overall picture and praised head coach Mauricio Pochettino.

He said: "There are signs. I was really impressed with Spurs a week last Sunday against Everton, I thought it was a real good performance.

"I think that Pochettino is starting to have an influence on them. I think it'll take time, it could be a couple of years before he gets them playing as he exactly wants and he should be given that time. its imperative he's given that time now."

It's a year to the day this Tuesday that Andre Villas-Boas was sacked by Spurs, but there seems to be a growing acceptance within the club that they just can't continue firing managers.

Even when the club weren't winning games, the talk was about players who were at risk of the axe, and that's what needs to happen for them to move forward, so Pochettino can bring in his own stars to continue the steady progress he is making early on.

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