With #Kloppmania rife across the nation, Liverpool, understandably, dominated the post-match analysis following their 0-0 draw at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon.
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However, once BT Sport‘s pundits were done waxing lyrical about how Jurgen Klopp was such a genius for masterminding the stalemate and for getting his players to run, attention eventually switched to Spurs.
Among the panel on the live broadcast were ex-Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp and German journalist Raphael Honigstein.
In congratulating current head coach Mauricio Pochettino on making Spurs, who are still yet to lose in the league since the opening day, ‘harder to beat’, Honigstein indirectly – and perhaps unintentionally – took a swipe at Redknapp, who managed at White Hart Lane between 2008 and 2012.
Honigstein said: “They used to be a bit lightweight, a little easy to beat…”
Redknapp interrupted and demanded to know “when?”
Honigstein replied with “forever”, making Redknapp’s blood boil.
As Redknapp attempted to defend himself, he went into full Tim Sherwood mode by reeling off the best bits of his own CV like a desperate candidate on the Apprentice, making one final plea in a bid to escape Lord Sugar’s fatal finger of doom.
For the record, Redknapp is still the only Spurs manager to take the club to the Champions League.
He also proudly published an autobiography in 2013, a year after telling officers – according to The Telegraph – that he had ‘never written a letter in his life’.
What has Raphael Honigstein ever done that compares to that? Nah, we don’t care enough to check either.