My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Leeds keeper Ankergren: Spurs fans rattle own players

Leeds United goalkeeper Casper Ankergren is convinced Tottenham's players freeze at White Hart Lane.

Earlier this month Hull boss Phil Brown told his players to frustrate Tottenham fans after speaking to Tony Pulis and Mick McCarthy, who both earned wins against Harry Redknapp's men this season.

And Ankergren, who saved Jermain Defoe's penalty in the first half, said after their FA Cup draw: "You could hear that sometimes. It's similar to our own fans when we play at home because they expect us to win every time and if we're not winning then they will get on our back.

"That's the kind of pressure that you have to deal with at a club like Leeds and like Tottenham. Obviously it's not very nice when your crowd does that to you.

"We know that for ourselves."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?