Tottenham Fans Reveal What They Really Think About the Team's Celebratory Handshakes

Jude Summerfield

​Tottenham's performances in recent weeks have been heavily praised, but many have looked to criticise the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and  Son Heung-min.

Why exactly? Because they celebrate goals with secret handshakes, obviously. The Kane-Alli combination has been paraded and mocked heavily on social media, but for the majority of Spurs fans the celebrations don't seem to be causing too much of an issue.

A poll was put to Tottenham fans and they answered fairly unanimously.


A whopping 43% of Spurs fans love them and believe the other Spurs squad members should be contributing more secret handshakes to be shared at White Hart Lane. And to be fair to Spurs fans, no supporter is going to hate a signature celebration if it means their team has just found the back of the net.

Tottenham fans love the handshakes and rightly so, given that they usually only appear when they've scored. Whenever Kane, Alli or Son bust out a handshake it means something good has happened for Spurs, so of course supporters are going to love them.

​​A fairly chunky 22% of supporters are eager for the handshakes to be quickly nipped in the bud. Spurs are enjoying their football at the moment but no such joy should be seen whilst celebrating, according to these voters, and Tottenham stars should revert back to the tried and tested signature moves.

Kane has the run and jump, Alli loves to wheel away and Son usually can't stop running after bagging a goal, and this selection of Spurs fans would prefer those scoring goals to celebrate in more modest terms.

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - Premier League

Then, in joint third place, we have those who voted for the 'It's nice to see, but the team should focus more on their football' and 'Let's get Poch to do one FINAL one and then call it a day!' options.

Those of you who voted for the first option, just wow. A small 18% of Spurs fans currently believe the club is not doing enough on the pitch and that they should stop exerting energy on celebrations and concentrate more on performing.

The club are currently second in the Premier League, have an outstanding home record and are booked in for an FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea. Granted they performed poorly in Europe but Spurs are undoubtedly on the up and it seems extremely harsh to tell Kane, Alli, Son and the rest of Tottenham's first-team squad to buck up their ideas.

Another 18% believe manager Mauricio Pochettino should be drafted in for one last celebration before leaving them for good. It would undoubtedly be a great sight to see should Pochettino get involved in the players' antics and Spurs fans' love for their manager would arguably only increase.​​


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