Carragher and Neville rave about Tottenham Hotspur

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Duo praised Tottenham Hotspur's recent performances.

The form of Tottenham Hotspur came in for specific praise from Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville on SkySports Monday Night Football.

Spurs recorded a 2-1 win at the weekend over Sunderland, once again thanks to a crucial late goal from Christian Eriksen.

Head coach Mauricio Pochettino was rightly credited as the mastermind behind their resurgence.

Neville said: "I've always thought they'd let you down. But something is happening there.

"There's more energy in the team, and they keep putting themselves in these positions, continuously where they have to get late goals to scramble for victories. That shows spirit, character, and resilience, to go to the end to fight.

"It's not always something we've been able to say about Spurs, that they are capable of digging in and showing fight. They hav always had talented players but I think there's something positive happening under Pochettino I really do."

Co-analyst Jamie Carragher was in agreement, adding: "You'd label Tottenham as not the fittest, want to get on the ball and show tricks but haven't got power to go to end of game, no doubt Pochettino has come in to make them a resolute team."

The Argentine's management does appear to be working it's magic, and if not for his former club Southampton's surprise run, Spurs would be sitting in the top four in the Premier League, yet are only one point outside it.

Tottenham have picked up 11 points this season from goals scored in the 88th minute or later, and it would be hard to bet against them adding to that tally.

Players have previously credited double training sessions and extra work in pre-season as paying off in terms of their fitness, speaking in The Mirror about the confidence it gave them ahead of the festive fixtures.

With the club competing in three cup competitions as well as the Premier League, if they can win a trophy and or finish in the top four, they will really begin to change the perceptions Neville and Carragher highlight.

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