Surely not, it’s almost unthinkable. Many have just come to terms with the fact that Willam Gallas has left Arsenal and moved to Tottenham and now Harry has stated that he is seriously considering giving the lad the captaincy for the match against West Brom.
Speaking in an interview Redknapp said:
“There is every chance that I will play William on Saturday and I am even considering making him captain,” Redknapp said. “I’m thinking about it. He played 70 minutes [of a training ground practice match against QPR] in the week and he was excellent. He is a good lad as well. I have been very impressed with him as a fellow. He could easily become a mainstay.”
“You have to be a strong person to cross the North London divide, He could have gone off and played somewhere else.
“But I’ve said before, I met Patrick Vieira [the former Arsenal captain] the year before and he wanted to come to Spurs and play. It says so much about the boy that he is willing to put himself on the line, having been a great player at Arsenal and then be willing to come and play at Tottenham. Patrick said to me: ‘I loved my time at Arsenal but my life moves on and I want to play for Tottenham.’ This boy Gallas is the same.
“Arsenal and Chelsea were part of his past. You move forward. Who gives a monkey’s in 20 years’ time about who you play for? Gallas would have cost £8-10m on the open market. For me, it was a no-brainer. He cost nothing, he is not on silly money. I think he will be a great signing for us.”
Looks as though Gallas will definately start against West Brom as Ledley looks set to be rested so he can play on Tuesday night. So if Harry did make Gallas captain how would you feel, I believe Harry when he says William has trained hard and been a good professional because some of the players have said the same, I do however think it’s too early to give an ex Arsenal captain the armband at Spurs. Has Harry lost the plot? even if he thinks Gallas is captain material, you don’t upset a team by giving a player the skipper’s armband on his debut it’s just not the done thing.
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