After the managerial changes at Old Trafford on Tuesday, the press has returned its attention to the row between Sandro and Tim Sherwood after the head coach claimed that the player wasn’t currently good enough to get into his team.
“I don’t think he’s good enough to be in the side at the minute, when he shows me he’s up to the level of the other players he’ll be back in the squad,” Sherwood said.
“I like Sandro as a player but he has to work hard to be back in the side.”
The words go back and forth but after an unlikely link with Arsenal began to emerge, our Brazilian midfielder felt obliged to comment further.
“He said that, but I respect him, I don’t have anything against him, let him speak,” Sandro said.
“I will continue working quietly, I’m a professional. I have to work.
“Everyone loves me at Tottenham, it is my home and I’m relaxed.”
Although the row with Sherwood is annoying it’s more important that the incoming manager recognises that Sandro needs to be in this side. We’ve tried not to over-criticise the current head coach but if he thinks that the Brazilian isn’t good enough for a team that allowed Steve Sidwell to walk through it, this could be the most damning indictment of his time at White Hart Lane.