Gary Lineker makes comment on Twitter about Tottenham's coaching

Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker has praised 'well coached' Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur's unbeaten run came to an end on Sunday - but ex-Spurs striker Gary Lineker did praise the club's coaching during the match.

Spurs went in to the game against Newcastle United having gone 14 games unbeaten in the Premier League, and it looked like they would continue that after Eric Dier headed home Christian Eriksen's first-half corner.

However, Tottenham failed to kill the game off and ultimately paid the ultimate price as Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez swooped to hand Newcastle all three points in a stunning victory for the Magpies.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will certainly be disappointed to have seen that unbeaten run come to an end, and the real test for the Argentine comes in how he can build his team back up ahead of the busy Christmas period.

On a bad day for Tottenham, the club were actually praised by their former striker Gary Lineker, who was commenting just after Dier's opener.

Dier's goal came from a corner, meaning Spurs have now scored from nine set pieces this season - the most in the Premier League.

The situation against Newcastle has been used time and time again by Tottenham this season, with a defender running from the back post to the near post in order to flick home a Christian Eriksen corner, and they earned praise from Lineker for it.

The Match of the Day host took to Twitter to state that Tottenham are 'exceedingly well coached' by Pochettino and his staff, and their success from set pieces shows just how well-drilled they are.

Teams will now be looking to try and nullify Tottenham's threat from set pieces, but no team has been able to do it so far, with nine goals from dead ball situations already this term; a small crumb of comfort for Spurs fans after seeing their team lose on Sunday.

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