Roy Keane involved in explosive row with Jamie Redknapp as Sky Sports host is forced to step in
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Roy Keane involved in explosive row with Jamie Redknapp as Sky Sports host is forced to step in

ROY KEANE was involved in an angry row with fellow pundit Jamie Redknapp that saw Sky Sports presenter Dave Jones forced to intervene to calm the simmering tensions. 

Tempers flared after the Irishman dismissed Tottenham’s top four credentials, claiming Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are the only top-quality players at Jose Mourinho’s disposal. 

A former Spurs captain, Redknapp took umbrage with Keane’s claims, arguing that Mourinho should be getting better results given that he has a squad of internationals at his disposal. 

However the Manchester United icon was having none of it, interrupting Redknapp to dismiss the notion that being an international player means anything in the modern game. 

"Playing for your country doesn't make you a good player,” he said. 

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"If you can trap the ball these days you can play for your country. 

"It doesn't make you a top player because you're an international. Dier's been giving goals away every week!" 

Redknapp fired back, partially agreeing with Keane’s point but highlighting the role Mourinho has played in their poor form given his frequent changes to the Tottenham team.  

He said: "Yeah I agree with that but he (Mourinho) has been chopping and changing every week, that doesn't help. 

"I don't think Jose knows his best team. I don't think you can turn around and say that this isn't a strong squad. 

"It's full of internationals in every department." 

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The debate’s major flashpoint came when Redknapp claimed Tottenham fullback Sergio Reguilon is as good as any other left-back in the Premier League. 

Keane wasn’t buying it, dismissing the suggestion and highlighting the fact Real Madrid had been happy to offload the Spaniard. 

Redknapp, to his credit, refused to back down, explaining that just because Real Madrid, the biggest club in the world, sold him didn’t mean he doesn’t possess the necessary quality. 

With things threatening to spill over, present Jones intervened to bring fellow pundit Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink into the conversation. 

But Keane wasn’t quite done, taking aim at Spurs stars like Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris for their poor form. 

The outburst comes just two weeks after Keane branded Liverpool “bad champions” after the Reds slumped to a 4-1 defeat to title rivals Liverpool. 

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