Tottenham Hotspur boss Ryan Mason has told BBC Sport (16:27) that he thought Gary Neville’s decision to pick Conor Coady as a man of the match today was ‘strange’.
Spurs took on Wolverhampton Wanderers at home this afternoon, and took a first half lead as Harry Kane fired home.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg wrapped up the win in the second half, firing home from close range after Rui Patricio had parried a Gareth Bale strike.
Tottenham were by far the better side throughout, and yet Neville wasn’t entirely sure about his man of the match.
During Sky’s coverage of the game, Neville toyed with naming Hojbjerg or Dele Alli as his man of the match, but went with Conor Coady.
The Wolves defender set a personal Premier League record for clearances in a match, desperately attempting to keep his side in the game.
It didn’t exactly work as Wolves lost 2-0, and many have been baffled by Neville’s decision given that so many Spurs players excelled.
Spurs’ interim boss Ryan Mason joined in, claiming that Alli was his man of the match after a superb performance in the number 10 role.
Mason noted that the decision was ‘strange’ given that Coady was part of a losing defence, and Tottenham fans certainly agree with that take.
“Dele was my man of the match. It’s strange that centre back gets it when his team concedes two (Conor Coady), but I’m not making those decisions, we all know how good Dele was. We were the better team and had the better individuals today.” he added.