AVB started his Tottenham career in a humble way but are the signs starting to show that he could be reverting back to his old ways at Chelsea?
What I am talking about is the way he treats players. If you remember at Stamford Bridge, the players he didn’t really want he opted to freeze out of the team, a Chelsea favourite in Frank Lampard was one to suffer some harsh treatment at the hands of AVB.
We have observed recently that AVB has frozen out two Spurs players, Benny & Ade. Neither player had done too much wrong, maybe AVB didn’t rate them which is fine but does he really need to treat them so harsh and put make them train in the reserves or not let them train at all? Benny might not have had the mentality that AVB demanded but he always gave his best on the pitch. Adebayor hasn’t really played up at Spurs, his only crime was having a sh*t season last term, why not let him train and give him the same chance as everyone else at the club, let him earn his way into the team.
I worry because one day AVB might upset a fans and players favourite and run the risk of losing the dressing room like he did at Chelsea and when that happens there’s no going back and it’s usually the end for a manager. Defoe is the latest player to stick up for Ade, it’s worrying to see that the players might not agree with the way AVB is handling the situation.
Defoe said: “I don’t think it helps the team because someone like Manu is a great player and played for some of the top clubs in the world,” Defoe is quoted as saying in the Evening Standard.
“He is someone that we’re going to need, we’re going to need his goals and what he can bring to the team. He is keeping himself fit. He is a happy guy and loves his football. Hopefully he will be back soon with the team.”
We might have also been able to seel Benny and Ade but AVB made it well-known that he didn’t want either and when other clubs get wind of that the price drops dramatically.
I hope I am wrong and I hope AVB really did learn from his time at Chelsea and doesn’t start letting them creep back into his style of management.