Ian Wright says Tottenham are frightening, has message for fans

Ian Wright

Former Arsenal hero had kind words to say about Tottenham's team.

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur team stepped up against relegation bound Aston Villa, proving a point with their 2-0 win.

Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live 606 on Sunday evening that all the pressure leading up to the game was on Spurs, rather than Villa, and in these circumstances in the past, after a Europa League game, the team had slipped up.

He also defended head coach Mauricio Pochettino for his weakened team selection away to Borussia Dortmund in midweek which played a part in their 3-0 loss in the Europa League last 16.

Wright said: "It was a tough game. One they had to win. People talk about 'being Spursy', they are not doing it any more. It's frightening.

"If Spurs go on to win the Premier League, who is going to be thinking about Dortmund, who was picked and wasn't picked.

"Lets face it, at the start of season, we knew they'd do OK, but aim for top four. When you get yourself into this position, fans should start to dream."

Tottenham are only two points below Leicester City in the Premier League table, putting pressure on the Foxes ahead of their Monday night clash at home to Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United.

Spurs won 2-0 at Villa thanks to a brace from top scorer Harry Kane, and Wright added that he felt the Spurs man was the best bet to go on and win the golden boot ahead of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero.

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