Danny began by asking where all the Spurs coaching staff had disappeared to when his beloved lillywhites had found themselves three nil down away to Young Boys of Bern,”So Tim,how come Harry found himself alone on the bench in Switzerland then when things weren’t going so well?” “It seems to me that the rest of the coaching staff are there to take the plaudits when things are hunky dory,but as soon as they go pear shaped Harry is left to carry the can alone.” Said a sniggering Kelly.Then with a similar smile on his voice Tim replied,”That’s why Harry’s paid the big bucks mate.”
After the laughing had subsided Tim was asked how he fancies Tottenhams chances in the given draw against Internationale and Werder Bremen? “We should have nothing to fear,” came his reply.”As we have a new found steel in our side.” He then went on to reminisce, “The old Spurs would probably struggle to be honest,even perhaps the side I played both in and against.” “I remember when I used to play for Blackburn and whenever we faced Tottenham we always used to fancy turning them over home or away as they had a reputation for having a bit of a soft centre.”
When asked how this had been changed he said. ” It’s all in the head really,you just have to convince the players that they can compete with anyone.” “And to be honest we can mix it with the best now,when we play football there aren’t that many round that can compete with us or should we need to stand toe to toe and mix it up then we are well capable of that also.”
The conversation then went round to Tom Huddlestone and new signing Sandro.”Tom is a fantastic footballer with two clean feet,he’s improved a lot since he’s had a run in the team and has now begun to show his worth.” “It’s genuinely up to him as to how far he wishes to go.”
As for Sandro,Tim tried to explain the kind of style the boy plays. “We have had him with us for a few days now and the guy is immense.” “He stands around six feet two,may be six feet three inches tall,” “And if you were to find a player that was an amalgamation of Tom Huddlestone and Wilson Palacios then this guy would be him.” He then went on to say, ” The nearest player I could compare him with would be a young Patrick Vieira.” “He doesn’t score many goals but he’s definatly going to be massive for us.”
Not a bad description of Sandro,If he turns out to be any thing close to Vieira then we should have a real gem on our hands.