Only yesterday Tim Sherwood hailed Adebayor and Hugo Lloris as the only Tottenham players worthy of a place in the Tottenham lineup so undermining the ability of every other professional at the club, today we saw what he meant regarding Lloris who was the busiest keeper on the park and pulled off a number of fantastic saves but he other so called irreplaceable player Adebayor yet again failed to test the opposition goalkeeper and all his worthwhile involvement in the game occurred in midfield areas, the one effort he made to set up one of his own players, Soldado, late in the game resulted in a turnover to Fulham, indispensible Adebayor is not.
Much of the recent speculation has surrounded the expected replacement for Tim Sherwood for next season with the Italian equivalent of the Mail causing a run on a supposed agreement with the sacked AC Milan coach Allegri having agreed a deal to be the next for the hotseat. apparently Baldini is the driving force behind the appointment a man who only last week was reported as being the next for the chop, so what is it to be? almost certainly neither.
After Tim Sherwood’s press conference yesterday we are left with picking just eight players to make up the team to face Fulham in today’s early kick off , the job made easier by the announcement that Hugo Lloris, Adebayor and of late Christian Eriksen are the only players in an enormous squad guaranteed to be chosen.
who his best eleven is and yet he and the club led us to believe that he was appointed because he knew the squad so well! today Tim sherwood followed up his dig at Erik Lamela by taking a dig at the remainder of the squad citing Lloris and Adebayor as the only two players worth a place in the team with Christian Eriksen also now beginning to show his worth in recent games.
Reports coming out of Italy suggest that the sacked A C Milan coach Allegri has tied up a deal to become the new man in charge come the summer, though he has far more experience than the caretaker Tottenham plumped for in December I doubt many expected this appointment if there is in fact any truth to it. We know from past experience that much of what is written lately in Italy is far removed from the truth, one such example written only this week a swap involving Vertonghen for yet midfielder Behrani, a player that failed to make it at West Ham, Fiorentina and now Napoli to bolster our alreading bulging contingent of midfielders.
During today’s press conference Tim Sherwood had little to report yet still managed to feed the media controversial comments, today it was the turn of Erik Lamela to be ridiculed by the man who is trying to follow the Redknapp route to becoming a media darling. Due to injury Sherwood admitted that he had only been able to assess the youngsters ability for a matter of a few weeks but still felt the need to question his ability, forget that others had already decided that his potential was sufficient to invest an initial outlay of about £24m, with more to follow based upon future success, is he seriously trying to undermine all those that were involved in parting with such an enormous amount. Is a World Cup winner like Ossie Ardilles wrong to suggest that he could one day be a huge star and is genuinely excited that he joined Tottenham?
After a decent performance against a very poor Sunderland team at White Hart Lane on Monday last the Tottenham coach might be expected to go again with the same lineup once again but this is a very different siuation. WBA are more robust team and have put together a few decent results to give themselves a better than fighting chance of remaining up this season and will fight tooth and nail to add more points to their total at home today.
Before the season started and we all took stock of the fixture list when announced and there was enormous optimism as the final run in to the season offered Tottenham the opportunity of a very decent points haul. Following on from a record points total last season even allowing for the sale of Gareth Bale the investment made in quality still left us believing something special was at least possible.
The name of Tottenham Hotspur was much in the news again yesterday though none of it relating to hopes and dreams for the remainder of the season as 5th, 6th and 7th is all that is left to play for after all the hype and hope in the summer transfer window. There was the news yesterday that Ledley King would be handed a testimonial by Tottenham to be played on May 12th between a Ledley guest eleven against the current squad and with tickets at respectable prices and proceeds going to good causes of his choice this is one testimonial that is fully endorsed from all aspects.
Although it is by now abundantly clear that Tim Sherwood is not up to the task of coaching Tottenham it still seems that he is intent on marginalising some of the squad and by being retained, even in the short term, is probably setting up a summer of unrest. Though Daniel Levy has stated that there will be very few changes come the summer there are likely to be a fair few of the players feeling let down by the club and look for the exit door.