Gylfi Sigurdsson started the game against Crystal Palace at the weekend amidst plenty of competition for places in the Spurs squad and the Icelandic international would have gone some way to securing a run in the team had he taken a golden opportunity in the second half.

Gylfi’s game time may be reduced this season but the player himself has welcomed the new arrivals and, while speaking to the Tottenham Journal, he urged the club to sign even more new faces.

“We’ve brought in a few good players,” Sigurdsson said. “Hopefully there’ll be one or two more to strengthen our squad because it’s a long season, we’ve got many competitions, and we need a lot of good players.”

Sig also admitted that it has taken a little longer for him to fit in at Spurs than he would have liked.

“Obviously it took me a while to settle in and get off the mark,” he told the Tottenham Journal.

“Did the fans see the best of me last season? Probably towards the end. I wasn’t happy with myself at the beginning until Christmas.

“Sometimes you just fit in straight away – that’s what happened at Swansea – but it’s taken a bit of a longer time that I wanted here at Tottenham and hopefully I can do well this season.”

By the end of this week, Gylfi Sigurdsson could face further competition from more new names – Willian included – but the Ice man doesn’t seem perturbed by the battle for places.




  1. Nor should he be perturbed by the prospect of cpompeting for his place. I am convinced that a Gyfil on top form can more than earn his place in the spurs side. However, like most players, confidence can be an issue when moving to a new club, and the fact that he didn’t play (start) too many games last season meant that this was even harder to come by.

    We all would of seen that once he scored his first league goal for the club, his displays improved significantly.

    He has switched this season to playing his more favoured position, in behind the striker, and I believe the early signs are good. Always prepared to put in a shift, Sigurdsson linked well with Soldado and the rest of his colleagues, and offered a genuine goal threat.

    Once the team gels properly we will get a better understanding of just how to get the best out of various players, including the Icelandic International.

    There is no question GS has the talent to stay in the 1st team…but it’s going be hard work, just like it will be for all the players (especially in the midfield department).

  2. Sigurdsson is decent. But Spurs need more than just decent players, right??? A real #10 would be welcome – not someone hoping to grow into the role.

  3. rs691919: The kid is 23 years old. Give him a break. Hope he plays the Swansea game and given a chance like in second half against Palace, he will finish that one. He is not used to shoot wide or over the mark.

    He had a descent first game. Let’s not forget there were 4 new additions, two of them only in London a few weeks.. and we won the first game. 1:0 or 2:0 a good 3 points.

    Sigurdsson will come through for spurs. In the premier league games or the europa games.. it doesn’t matter, the kid is a top player. Given a couple of more games in the starting XI there will be no doubt after that.

  4. I have to say the lad linked very well with Soldado.
    Amazing win win situation we’re in. Bale is surely licking his lips at the prospect of playing in this squad. COYS!!


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