William Gallas is a former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur player who has recently revealed his thoughts concerning the eternal rivalry between those clubs.
The Frenchman believes that when both of those clubs face off, this derby has suffered a significant change as it has turned more tactical and less physical.
“I wouldn’t say the derby is more intense now because I remember playing in this game and it was more intense physically and the impact of the game was more intense too. I hope the derby on Sunday will be electric. I remember 10, 15 or even 20 years ago; all the players were fighting for the ball and running everywhere. They always had big arguments on the pitch and I think the fans were very proud to see their players fight hard to win this game. “Now it changes a little bit, it’s more tactical.’’ William Gallas said.
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur faced off on November 6 of the ongoing year in this season of the Premier League which resulted in a 1-1 draw with both sides securing 1 point.
Gallas spent around 4 years performing with Arsenal and when his contract ran up, he opted to make a switch to their rival club Tottenham Hotspur which is something that angered many fans.
The 39 year old Frenchman is a retiree that has had many issues in the past with other players and even with his own teammates as he was named as the coach of Arsenal on 2007 but in the following season, he was removed from that role after Gallas had publicly criticized his own teammates during an interview.