With every passing day of the close season it’s becoming increasingly apparent that Spurs won’t be completing any major deals until we clear some of the unwanted players from our books.
The reality is that Spurs simply pay average players too much in wages and so when it comes to transferring our misfits from the club, it’s no surprise we can’t get rid of them. Other teams are simply learning from our mistakes, and not taking the same risks.
Its been stated recently that Daniel Levy needs to lower the asking prices of the fringe players which is true, but Harry also has a responsibility to use the whole squad and not let his loyalty to players infringe on our performances.
There’s nothing worse for a players confidence than seeing a half fit player occupying his position, so hopefully next season Harry will learn from his mistakes and start to use the size of our squad to his advantage.
If Bale is struggling for fitness or form then let’s use Rose, Kranjcar, or Giovanni. If King isn’t fit lets show Bassong, Kaboul or Corluka that we trust them to operate at centre-half. If Defoe scores two goals then obviously let’s start him next week (this isn’t rocket science is it?).
Why do we have to be down to the bare bones to resort to playing Danny Rose and why was Gareth Bale nearly heading out on loan to Nottingham Forrest before it suddenly dawned on the Spurs management that we have one of the best left sided prospects in the game?
Another frustration for me this season was the continual use of the media to justify our failings. What I don’t want to hear from Harry is “fifth is as good as it gets”, because it certainly wasn’t the case for Martin Jol was it? Or “these fans don’t know what they’re talking about”. Such comments show a lack of ambition and are disrespectful to the club and its supporters.
Regarding the clubs progress, we’ve recovered well from the Juande Ramos experiment and excelled under Harry’s management. As a Spurs fan I’m satisfied with the direction we’re heading and over the next couple of years we can continue to improve and can maybe then challenge for honours.
If Greece can win the Euro’s, If Porto can win the Champions League; surely Spurs can finish a lot higher than fifth in the Premier League.
Only time will tell…