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Jun 112010

I’ve rated Giovani dos Santos for god knows how long, when we signed him I was as excited as the rest of you, and so cheap at around the £4mil mark. It looks likely that he will be on his way out in the summer, but is it just me or does anyone else still see something special in this kid?, do you have the same fears that I do that if we sold him it would come back to haunt us. The way he runs with the ball reminds me of a younger Ronaldinho as he was once dubbed.

I keep asking myself, everytime I watch Mexico play he seems to be the best player on the field or at the very least the mexico team. Today I watch the opening World Cup 2010 game, South Africa V Mexico and once again Gio was the main man. Gio looked to be the one creating things and pulling the strings, it looked as though everything Mexico created came through him. I watched England V Mexico the other day and again Gio dos Santos has a decent game agaisnt good opposition.

Now I keep going over in my headas to why a player who is the star for his national side and played for Barcelona at such a young age and was destined to go on to great things can slowly be fading away in a Tottenham side. It seems to me the majority of the Tottenham supporters would like to see this boy give more of a chance in the team, next season would be ideal to give him some more time because of the fixture pile up. Now what really scares me is that Harry is missing a trick with this young lad and if we let him go we might just end up regretting it (I think we will). If it wasn’t for the fact that Ekotto got injured in January we would probably be saying au revoir to Gareth Bale this summer too, but as fate had it we got to see exactly why we paid out £10mil for Bale and now he is in the heart of the team. What concerns me is thats exactly what it was “fate” and not good managment that saved us from the disaster of letting Gareth Bale leave the lane. It scares me that it was only the fact we had no other left back and that Bale took his chance rather than the good managment of Harry to put him in. This is why I would love to see dos Santos given more of a chance because from what I have seen of him for Tottenham and Mexico he definately posesses ability and with the right coaching I believe could still live up to his potential. I would like to see him given some games next season because we will need depth in the squad due to the Champions League fixtures (if we qualify).

I would really like your opinions on this one guys, am I alone or do you as i suspect share my view on Gio? I know I will be down the bookies putting a £10 bet on each Mexico game for Gio to score the first goal, that’s how much confidence I have in the boy.

  8 Responses to “Giovani dos Santos – Is Harry Missing A Trick?”

  1. You’re right, Harry must be an idiot not seeing the talent of GDS and only keeping Bale by fluke.

    Or maybe, Assou-Ekotto was playing well and didn’t deserve to be dropped for Bale. Management isn’t about just picking the players you think are good, you’ve got to keep players happy. Disco Benny didn’t deserve to be dropped for Bale who, at the time, hadn’t won a game in a Spurs shirt.
    So what of Giovanni Dos Santos? Rumour is Harry appreciates the lads skill but doesn’t like his laid back attitude to training and life in general. Dos Santos allegedy jets off to Barca and goes out drinking with his old club mates. Harry doesn’t like flash Harrys, (Dos Santos, Taraabt, Bentley?) he prefers his Croation types, guys that turn up at training, put in a shift and keep out of the papers.

    Maybe Dos Santos does have the abilty to be something special but it’s a team game and attitudes like his aren’t always good for the team.

  2. I agree with the attitude part Johnny, but at the age Gio is at thats where he needs more than ever to be managed by someone up to the job, Sir Alex had trouble early days with Giggs and Sharpe but stuck with them and turned Giggs into a model professional. To me if Gio has the talent then maybe its worth putting in a little more effort to get the best out of him, and bale was only given his chance in the team because BAE got injured before the african cup of nations. Bale played so well during this period that he deserved to keep his place.

  3. Ya, agreed. Personally I do think dos santos should be given more chances. Last pre season when spurs play againest inter. I thought he show us what he can do. Hopefully spurs do not sell him.

  4. Who says he is to be sold ?
    I agree HR makes some strange decisions but as we all know he can be pretty shrewd. Maybe the loan spells may just make the lad hungry and given our possible requirements for depth next season may be his chance to shine. Either way lets hope he continues to perform on the world stage for a team place or resale value ??

  5. Yes watched Dos Santos on Friday and was impressed with him, he almost scored a goal too. If he can play like that after drinking and clubbing, I say “keep him”.

  6. i agree, not becouse im mexican, but hes a very talented player, i tell my friends man tottemham is a great club but their not using a great talent (gio) i say that he should stay if hes going to play regularly next season, if not sell him but he needs more playing time, if they sell him hopefully they dont regret it when hes shining in a other club. i think hes going to be one of the biggest stars of the future.

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