JUST IN : The TALKSPORT outspoken pundit didn’t hold back when discussing Spurs’ controversial move to play a friendly in Melbourne, labeling it a ‘disgrace’ and a ‘slap in the face’ to fans


Tottenham Hotspur ended their Premier League season with a 3-0 win against Sheffield United on Sunday.

Ange Postecoglou led Spurs to fifth place in his debut season, meaning the north Londoners will return to the Europa League next season.

Dejan Kulusevski and Pedro Porro ensured Postecoglou ended the season with a win. But Tottenham’s players took a 22-hour flight after the game at Bramall Lane, and it was not to be their holiday. 

Postecoglou’s men took part in a post-season friendly against Newcastle United in Melbourne yesterday.

The Spurs boss returned to his homeland and his men drew 1-1. James Maddison and Alexander Isak were the scorers. 

Brazil furious after Tottenham-Newcastle friendly

Speaking on talkSPORT [23/05 7:21], Brazil reacted to Tottenham and Newcastle’s decision to play a friendly just three days after the end of the season.

“It’s madness,” he said. “Complete madness, especially with the European Championships approaching. I don’t care that sitting on a plane for 20 hours is ridiculous.”

Gabriel Agbonlahor agreed with Brazil, calling the friendly a “disgrace”. 

“Listen, the coaches will be disgusted, the players will be disgusted, even the people at the club will be disgusted,” said the former Aston Villa captain.

“But the hierarchy will say it’s about money, revenue, sponsorship or whatever.

“I think it’s a disgrace. You’ve had a long, hard season as a player, little blips. Everyone on the plane, now we’re going to Australia.”

The Brazilian added: “I think it’s a complete disgrace. Nonsense.”

Tottenham were defeated 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out, with Bryan Gil missing a shot from 12 metres.

The friendly proved controversial and many criticised the decision as Euro 2024 is just around the corner.

Now Alan Brazil has become the latest to speak out against the post-season friendly, calling it “complete madness”.

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