Sevilla chief Del Nido blasts Spurs 'hypocrisy'

August 2, 2008

Tottenham Hotspur have been branded hypocrites for making 'tapping-up' claims against Manchester United and Liverpool by Spanish club Sevilla.

Spurs made official complaints last month over the conduct of Manchester United and Liverpool in their respective pursuits of players Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane.

Yet the president of Spanish club Sevilla, Jose Maria Del Nido, claims Spurs' actions amount to 'hypocrisy'.

Sevilla were unhappy about the manner of manager Juande Ramos' departure for White Hart Lane last season.

Del Nido said: 'It is hypocrisy personified Tottenham are complaining about things they have done themselves.

'They took away our manager and now they are complaining that others are trying to take their players.

'Their style is demonstrated by the way they contracted Ramos.'