‘I swear, I would want them to win’: Arsenal legend David Seaman sparks controversy as he admits he WANTS fierce rivals Tottenham to lift the Champions League this season
- Tottenham reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday
- David Seaman says he wants Mauricio Pochettino’s men to win the trophy
- Former England No 1 won nine major honours during his 13 years at Arsenal
- Seaman claims he has always wanted English teams to win the competition
David Seaman has risked the wrath of Arsenal fans by admitting that he wants north London rivals Tottenham to win the Champions League this season.
The Gunners legend, who lifted nine major trophies during 13 years with the club, watched on as Spurs reached the quarter-finals on Tuesday night.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men saw off Borussia Dortmund to take another step towards the final in June – and Seaman is more than happy for them to go on and win it.
Tottenham reached the Champions League quarter-finals after beating Borussia Dortmund
Arsenal legend David Seaman has admitted he wants Spurs to go all the way in the competition
SEAMAN AT ARSENAL
Speaking on talkSPORT on Wednesday morning, the former England No 1 made the startling admission that he is backing his old enemies for European glory.
Asked about the possibility of Harry Kane and Co getting their hands on the trophy in Madrid, Seaman said: ‘I know, that’d be ace, wouldn’t it!
‘No seriously, I swear, I would want them to win. If they were in a final against a foreign team I would want Tottenham to beat them, no doubt about that.
‘Say Tottenham were playing Bayern Munich, Barcelona, whoever – I would want the English team to win.’
Seaman lifts the FA Cup with Patrick Vieira after helping Arsenal to victory back in 2003
Spurs are into the last eight after Harry Kane scored to give them a 4-0 victory on aggregate
Seaman was a key part of the Arsenal side who battled for the Premier League title with Manchester United during the late nineties and early 2000s.
Asked if he had wanted United to beat Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final, Seaman insisted: ‘Of course I did, there’s no question about it.
‘I played 75 times for my country, I’d want the English team to win. That’s just the way I am.’