Sunderland boss O'Neill: Tottenham double-teamed McClean

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill says Tottenham double-teamed winger James McClean on Saturday. O'Neill's tactics were criticised for the 0-0 draw.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill says Tottenham double-teamed winger James McClean on Saturday.

O'Neill's tactics were criticised for the 0-0 draw.

“James McClean was up against Kyle Walker, who I would consider one of the best full-backs playing in the league at the moment, and yet Tottenham Hotspur had a man doubling in behind him,” said O’Neill. “So we were terribly frustrated by that because he wasn’t allowed to go one-on-one.

“If he had have done, McClean has the beating of just about every full-back that’s playing.”

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