August 19, 2022

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has slammed Tottenham for ‘Spursy’ efficiency as they crashed out of the FA Cup by the hands of Middlesbrough.

Teenager Josh Coburn was the hero as Boro produced one other Cup upset by knocking out Spurs with a 1-0 extra-time victory within the fifth spherical.

The Championship outfit knocked Keane’s former membership out on penalties at Previous Trafford within the fourth spherical and adopted it up in type to beat Spurs, with 19-year-old Coburn’s 107th-minute strike settling the tie.

Roy Keane slams ‘pathetic’ Tottenham for FA Cup exit to Middlesbrough within the fifth spherical

Josh Coburn sealed a magnificent win for Middlesbrough at the Riverside on Tuesday night

Josh Coburn sealed an impressive win for Middlesbrough on the Riverside on Tuesday evening

The defeat denied Antonio Conte’s aspect a spot within the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and prolonged their lengthy await a trophy, which is now as much as 14 years – with the Cup being one in every of their greatest hopes this marketing campaign.

‘Spurs… Spursy! What number of instances do now we have to say it? No matter’s in that membership’s DNA – the gamers – there’s a weak spot there,’ Keane stated on ITV Sport.

‘It’s actually pathetic, however I wasn’t shocked. Going as much as Middlesbrough in midweek, most likely a bit chilly. No surprises there.’

Former Manchester United midfielder Keane launched a scathing attack on the club's DNA

Former Manchester United midfielder Keane launched a scathing assault on the membership’s DNA

The poor run of type for Spurs has led to hypothesis surrounding star striker Harry Kane on whether or not or not he’ll strive power by a transfer away from the membership this summer time, after failing in his bid to take action final yr.

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When requested if he thinks the consequence will come into England worldwide Kane’s pondering, Keane insisted: ‘He’s a part of the issue, he’s on the pitch, he must do extra.’

Fellow pundit Ian Wright was eager to again the 28-year-old, who has 18 targets in all competitions, regardless of a sluggish begin to the season.

Keane insists Tottenham striker Harry Kane is part of the problem for the north London club

Keane insists Tottenham striker Harry Kane is a part of the issue for the north London membership

Keane added: ‘I’m on about final evening. It’s not all all the way down to Harry Kane. No, it’s not, but when he’s your principal striker and he’s your high man? He’s nonetheless bought to do extra, he’s bought to guide them. He doesn’t lead them that effectively.’ 

Tottenham are actually out of each cup competitors and at the moment sit seventh within the Premier League, 5 factors off the Champions League locations, and three off the Europa League spots. 

They’ve two video games in hand over each Manchester United and West Ham, though rivals Arsenal – who sit above them in sixth – possess one additional sport in hand.