Former Arsenal player admits he’s jealous of Tottenham’s progression

Arsenal legend Ian Wright admits he’s jealous of the progress Tottenham have made in recent years and says he’s ‘scared’ of Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Spurs recorded a historic 3-1 win against Real Madrid at Wembley on Wednesday to book their place in the last-16 of the Champions League.

The Lilywhites finished above Arsenal for the first time in 21 years last season and the Gunners host their north London rivals at the Emirates in a little over two weeks’ time. Wright says he’s always been worried about Spurs’ progress and says Pochettino deserves huge credit.

‘I’ve always been afraid of the Tottenham emergence, because it’s been coming,’ Wright told 5 Live. ‘Since Pochettino’s got there it’s been steadily rising and rising and the only thing you feel that is going to hold Tottenham back is ‘Will Daniel Levy pay the players the kind of money that is going to keep them there?’

‘This is a great manager with great, young, ambitious players. They’re not fly by night players, they look like they’re the real deal. ‘Tonight’s result against Real Madrid, they hammered them. And it’s a team that’s still got a lot more to give. “It’s something as an Arsenal man, sitting here, it’s a frightening prospect seeing their progression, it really is. And jealousy does come into it.’


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