While Spurs fans have been delighted with the contribution of Scott Parker since his arrival from West Ham, we were all waiting to see what would happen when Sandro regained fitness. As it turned out, Jermain Defoe’s illness meant that manager Harry Redknapp was able to accommodate both players in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Wigan.
As for Parker, he knew that a place in the starting line up was never a guarantee: “I knew when I signed for Spurs that it would be difficult and it is. I will have to work hard and prove myself to stay in the team.
“You always know when you come to a big club that there will be real competition for places and I think that’s healthy.
“But I’m up for the challenge and it can only be good for the squad to have such good competition. We’re all pushing each other.”
While Parker has played a significant part in the Tottenham revival, Sandro was our find of last season and with this in mind, should Harry always look to field both players whenever possible?