Gary Neville claims you can't be critical of Tottenham Hotspur's performance

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea at Wembley yesterday.

Gary Neville has told his self-titled podcast, which was broadcasted by Sky Sports, that Tottenham Hotspur don’t deserve to be criticised following their defeat to Chelsea yesterday.

Spurs lost 2-1 against their London rivals at Wembley, in what was a highly disappointing defeat for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Tottenham went behind against Chelsea when Marcos Alonso curled in a free-kick early on, but they responded well and had Antonio Conte’s side penned back for large areas of the game.

Marcos Alonso of Chelsea celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 20, 2017 in London,...

However, Chelsea defended resolutely and put up a firm resistance to Spurs’ attacking play.

Eventually Tottenham found a way through, when Michy Batshuayi diverted a Christian Eriksen free-kick into his own net.

And at that point, it looked as if Pochettino’s side were the more likely winners.

There was a sting in the tale though, as Alonso added a second late on to secure the three points.

Tottenham have faced criticism following the defeat, but Neville didn’t think that the Lilywhites deserve to be under too much scrutiny.

"Tottenham, I don’t think you can be critical," he said. "The one thing you’ll hear after this game is Tottenham’s record at Wembley. It is poor, but today, the first 25 minutes aside, they’ve played a good game."

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

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