RT @DExpress_Sport: It got heated between Keane and Redknapp

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Roy Keane and Jamie Redknapp had a fiery pre-match row over the state of Jose Mourinho's Tottenham squad before their Premier League clash against Burnley. legend Keane's assertion that Jose Mourinho only has an "average" Spurs squad irked Sky Sports colleague Redknapp, who spent three years as a player at the north London club.

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Spurs headed into their visit of Burnley to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium sat 10th after rivals Arsenal beat Leicester earlier in the day and having suffered five defeats in their past six top-flight games.

Despite that, Redknapp said: "I don't think it's an average team or an average squad. There's a lot of quality in this team. I don't think they're playing to their maximum.

"If you look at that back four, [Eric] Dier plays for England, [Davinson] Sanchez Colombia, [Toby] Alderweireld the No 1 world international team in the world.

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"I'm talking about this squad Roy, I think they've got better players than you're giving them credit for."

But Keane was having none of it, declaring that forwards Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are their only two players of any real quality.

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"I think Tottenham have got so many average players. You talk about the pressure Spurs are on to get in the top four and all this carry-on, Kane and Son, take them two out of that team and Spurs are an average Premier League team and I'm being polite," he declared.

"I think Spurs were better two or three years ago with the [Kieran] Trippiers and the [Christian] Eriksens and when [Dele] Alli had the hunger. This Spurs team, they're good on their day, like lots of teams.

"Jamie makes the point saying they've got international players, if you can trap the ball you can play for your country these days.

"Everybody plays for their country, if you don't play for your country you're a bad player. That doesn't guarantee anything.

"Who out of this Tottenham team would get in the Liverpool team, the Man City team, the Chelsea team? You wouldn't touch any of them. Son and Kane.

"I'd take them two, outstanding, but the rest of them I wouldn't touch them."

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