Whatever your opinion of Tim Sherwood may be, at least he doesn’t try to mask a poor performance on the pitch. Spurs were never at their best in beating Cardiff 1-0 at White Hart Lane and the Head Coach acknowledged that fact when speaking to the club’s official website.
“The performance wasn’t great and I’m not going to insult anyone’s intelligence by suggesting otherwise,” Sherwood said.
“We weren’t fantastic, weren’t free-flowing, but we managed to get in front, Robbie scored and we’re all delighted about that.”
Former Spur Steven Caulker rattled the crossbar and while that was as close as Cardiff got to drawing level, Sherwood acknowledged that the scoreline was a dangerous one.
“You can never be completely comfortable as they were hitting balls into the box, a wrong bounce of the ball and they could stick one away,” he added.
“I thought the boys stood up to it and I was confident every time the ball went into the box that one of our players would put their head on it, and invariably it was Michael Dawson.
“I thought we earned the right, we showed them that we’re up for the fight and we battled through. It’s three points and we’re happy with that.”
The win keeps us in fifth and while we are two points behind Manchester City, Manuel Pellegrini’s men have two games in hand. Meanwhile, the teams in second and third – Liverpool and Arsenal – are six points clear of us, having played the same amount of matches.
So ten games to go now and next up is Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in next Saturday’s late kick off.