Tottenham were criticised by some outside observers for not giving enough game time to Giovani Dos Santos during his time with the club. In his four years at the Lane, the Mexican made just 33 appearances scoring three times but in the meantime, he turned in consistently solid performances at international level which revealed his true potential.
On an admittedly slow news day (a report concerning our new roofing contractor is one of the most viewed stories) – we took a look at Gio’s performances since he signed for Real Mallorca in the summer.
The bare facts read that Dos Santos, who was given the number nine shirt, has made just 16 appearances this season scoring three times. It took until January before he got off the mark and in the meantime, Mallorca find themselves in the bottom two and are eight points adrift of safety.
Fans of the Mexican will be disappointed by his return and there’s no doubt that there is talent there somewhere.
Similar players such as Adel Taraabt and Kevin Prince-Boateng have left the club and gone on to improve. Questions remain as to whether Spurs were right to let them go but in the case of Giovani Dos Santos, this was certainly one decision that the club got right.