Roy Keane was ‘SHOCKED’ by Tottenham locker room culture in Amazon Prime documentary
Roy Keane was ‘SHOCKED’ by Tottenham’s dressing room culture in Amazon Prime documentary, as he slams players for ‘fighting like children’ and hits out at pre-match talks’ BORING” by Harry Kane
- Tottenham were at the center of Amazon Prime’s ‘All or Nothing’ series in 2020
- Roy Keane revealed he was shocked by the fly-on-the-wall documentary series
- Sky Sports expert claimed Dele Alli and Eric Dier were acting like ‘kids’
- Keane also took part in Tottenham’s pre-match team talks led by striker Harry Kane
Roy Keane has admitted he was shocked by Tottenham’s ‘All or Nothing’ documentary as he claimed it revealed Spurs’ dressing room was full of ‘kids’ and Harry Kane’s inept leadership skills.
Spurs have been chosen by Amazon Prime to feature in the fly-on-the-wall documentary series uncovering the club’s behind-the-scenes culture during the 2019-20 season, which saw the north Londoners sack Mauricio Pochettino for Jose Mourinho .
And Manchester United icon Keane took aim at several Spurs players after watching the Amazon show, including Dele Alli and Eric Dier, for showing a lack of emotion in the dressing room.
Roy Keane (right) revealed he was shocked by Tottenham’s culture from their Amazon documentary of the 2019-20 season
Spurs’ season picked by Amazon for a series of behind-the-scenes action
“Spurs must be hard work,” Keane told Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards in their ‘Driving Home for Christmas’ series. ‘Imagine the culture of Spurs.
“Have you seen this documentary? When I watched this documentary – and I know it can be edited and stuff – I was shocked (at) what was going on at the club.
“Even the players in the dressing room, the medical room – everyone was on their phones. They showed a few players arguing, maybe it was Alli and Dier, but they were arguing like kids.
“They were like ‘oh, you have to do your job’. There was no aggression! They were like actors with no emotion behind them.
Keane slammed Dele Alli (left) and Eric Dier (right) for fighting like ‘kids’
Keane also criticized pre-match talks by Tottenham striker Kane – who is vice-captain to Hugo Lloris at the north London club – with the Sky Sports pundit claiming the national team skipper of England was to “liven up a bit”.
“Harry Kane was doing a conference before games,” added Keane. ‘Oh my God Harry, you need to animate the man.
“First of all, if you’re going to give a speech before every game, the players will get tired of it. Why (do you think) you need speeches before games?
“And you know when people were gathering before the game and there were around 600 people there? He loses what it is.
Keane also shone in Tottenham’s pre-match squad rally and Harry Kane’s leadership skills
“The bus driver was in it, the chef (too). I would say “You get out of this circle of everything we do”.
Former Republic of Ireland captain Keane has been highly critical of Spurs – who recently signed Antonio Conte as manager – in recent seasons while on duty for Sky Sports .
In April this year, when manager Mourinho was under pressure and faced with the sacking he received later that month, Keane claimed Spurs had been ‘soft’ for 40 years and would continue to have that side- the.
The Sky Sports pundit has criticized Spurs’ culture and lack of success in recent years
“There’s a sweetness to this Spurs team,” he said while on duty. “Yes, they reached the Champions League final (in 2019) but they were lucky to get to that final.
“Besides, going to the final is like being top of the league in November. They got to the final but they were beaten in the final.
“And when Mourinho leaves, there will always be softness in this Spurs team. It depends on the players.