Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson spent a second consecutive campaign on the fringes of the first team squad but while others might complain about their lack of first team football, the popular Icelander has simply got on with the job.
In total, Sigurdsson made 32 appearances in all competitions in 2013/14 although a significant proportion of those would have been from the sub’s bench. He also found the net six times, continuing a habit of scoring important goals – none more so than the winner in a 3-2 victory over Southampton.
Conceivably, new head coach Mauricio Pochettino may see Gylfi as one of those players he needs to offload but for now, the 24 year old is looking ahead to the new season at White Hart Lane.
“If you look at the final points total, we’re only three off our record haul and yet we only got one point against the top four teams, so if we can change that, we can push on again next season,” he said.
“The results against Liverpool, City and Chelsea away make it look a lot worse, even though we admit it wasn’t the best of seasons.
“The new lads have all had a full season, they are settled in now and that’s good for the club. Let’s hope we can kick-on.”
Speaking to the club’s official website, Sig went on to say that he was happy with his overall contribution although he acknowledged that it was something of a ‘stop-start’ campaign.
“I was happy with parts of the season, probably until around November time. I’d scored four or five goals by then,” he added.
“It would have been nice to have scored 10 goals, that’s what I look for every season. Next season, I’d like to play more regularly and help the team with a few more goals and assists.”
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