Neville says this is how he'd be feeling as a Tottenham Hotspur fan

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Gary Neville says if he was a Tottenham fan he would be very excited about the club's future.

Tottenham Hotspur are a team going places, believes Gary Neville, after watching them dominate Arsenal at The Emirates.

Spurs still did not close out the game, pegged back by a late Kieran Gibbs goal, but their performance away from home reinforced the positive strides the club have been making this season.

Speaking to SkySports after the 1-1 draw, Neville said if he was a Tottenham supporter he would be feeling very positive after seeing the way the team played.

He said: "If I was a Tottenham fan I would gain great encouragement not just what's happened today but in the last couple of months, because there's a team there now that isn't as flaky as it used to be, [that] runs like crazy, that absolutely ran all over Arsenal for 75 to 80 minutes in that game."

Neville also suggested Mauricio Pochettino would be feeling somewhat excited, seeing the way he has his side following his philosophy.

He said: "From Pochettino's point of view he will have a little bit of a tingle tonight thinking, 'I can feel where I'm taking this team now."

The performance will come as no surprise to the Argentine though, and is the same result Spurs achieved at The Emirates last season. If anything Pochettino will be frustrated his side did not close out the victory.

Neville though is looking at the bigger picture, and if Tottenham can capitalise on their strong start to the season, then a Champions League spot is there for the taking, with Chelsea enduring a nightmare campaign so far.

Tottenham have only lost one league game this season, an opening day defeat courtesy of an own goal, and there will be many supporters who share Neville's upbeat mood.

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