Gary Neville has revealed that Tottenham 'surprised' him after his Arsenal North London Derby prediction was proven wrong on Sunday. The two fierce rivals went into the game at the Emirates Stadium unbeaten with Spurs aiming to earn bragging rights over the Gunners with a win.
However, neither side were able to take all three points as the clash ended in a 2-2 draw. Arsenal and Spurs now sit four points behind Manchester City at the top of the table.
Bukayo Saka's deflected effort found the back of the net before Son Heung-min equalised moments prior to half-time. Saka grabbed his second from the penalty spot after the break, with Son doubling his tally for the game following a Jorginho error which Tottenham took full advantage of.
Speaking on his podcast, Neville admitted that he thought the difference in quality between Arsenal and Spurs would be ‘too big’ yesterday. However, after the 2-2 draw — in which Spurs came from behind twice to equalise — the Manchester United legend has praised Ange Postecoglou's side for their spirited performance.
“I’ll be honest you today before the game I thought Arsenal were going to win,” Neville said post-match. “I thought Arsenal were going to win this match.
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“I thought they would win quite comfortably. I thought the quality difference would be too big and I thought we’d see a little bit of the old Spurs in respect of when it really gets tough we’ll see them be overwhelmed and we haven’t done.
“So, I’m pleasantly surprised sat here tonight. I don’t re-write history, I didn’t say that before the game, but theRead on football.london