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Jul 072010

Been following this the past couple of days and it looks as thought maybe we were wrong about Mr Redknapp not giving Giovani Dos Santos a chance. We could all see the boy was talented,we all knew he could play a part in next seasons campaign by filling in just behind the striker of on the left. What we didn’t know was why oh why Harry couldn’t see what the rest of us could see, especially after Gio had a fine World Cup with Mexico

The press also noticed the way Gio came to life in the World Cup and also asked the same questions us Spurs faithful have been asking since day one. We know he has bags of talent, for crying out loud he played for Barcelona and you don’t play for a team like that if you are no good.

The media asked Redknapp about Dos Santos and here’s what he said:

“If he could pass a nightclub as well as he can pass a ball, he would be all right,” the Spurs boss told the Daily Star.

“His mum and dad came over to see me last year and he apologised because they realised he wasn’t dedicated.

“He’s got bags of ability and ­fantastic skill. Suddenly he was late on Monday mornings … upset stomach. He’d probably been in ­Barcelona partying somewhere.”

Well if this is the case then you have to say that Harry is right, you can’t blame Harry for not playing the boy if he is not putting in the effort when all the other players are. However as his manager I do think Harry should try to do more to make this kid see sense and see what a great future he could have in football if he would just spend the next 10 years working hard.

It looks as though Harry does see what the rest of us do afterall but how can he help him if he won’t help himself? Gio is still only 21 so has time on his side, it looks as though the Mexico team rely on him to create the chances and inspire the team, if he can be that important to his national team at his age then he must be worth trying to keep. It’s down to the management team to sit him down and explain the situation to him rather than turn their back on him and ignore him. Gio needs a loving home and Spurs can provide that for him. You might have guessed by now I really like the kid, I just have this horrible feeling of Dos Santos being a world class player in 3 or 4 years and us Spurs fans looking on in admiration and thinking “he should be ours”.

No doubt about it that Redknapp has tried to extend the olive branch but the question is will Gio accept it and knuckle down and show us he really is the type of player we know he can be at Tottenham?

  6 Responses to “Is Redknapp Prepared To Take A Chance On Him?”

  1. Potentially world class player but needs to excercise self discipline.If a physically small player like Ardiles could survive in the old first division,Dos Santos can in todays Prem League.This is where Harry comes in to his own.As a man manager there is nobody better.Would love to see Dos Santos given more chances this season

  2. Dos Santos is a real conundrum. He obviously buckled down to some hard work with Mexico and the result was there for all to see so why wont he do it for his club? Surely at 21 he can see that if he wants to go on to reach his potential (and there’s plenty there), he has to get his head down. I hope Harry gives him one more chance.

  3. I really think he could be the answer to our left sided problem. I think Bale should be playing left back and coming forward rather than playing from a midfield position. This would allow Gio space to cut in side. I don’t think this would be an immediate change though as he clearly needs some growing to do as a player. He would be a great player to provide cover for injuries etc for this next season and with the added games we’ll be playing. He was really sharp for Mexico and he created some really great chances. He also tracked back a lot and looked good playing in a deep position.

  4. I too think Gio should be given more of a chance especially after the World Cup he just had. He would definatly need to settle down & fast though otherwise he’d be out on loan again or worse for us sold. He’s got a bright future ahead of him so let’s just hope this season is the Prem’s turn to see it.
    I however dont feel to comfortable with him & Bale down the left together as Gareth loves to go forward and we’ve shown signs of gettin caught when he does and i cant see Gio getting back to well and being physical.
    Plus if you can snap up Joe Cole surely Gio would get even less of a chance.
    Harry certainly has his work cut out with this problem.

  5. Id like to see him stay because he can play left mid or with the striker if we should get injuries

  6. i’D LIKE TO SEE HIM PLAY, BECAUSE COMPARED WITH Crouch’s (Pace, awareness and touch/strength)He is
    genius. Saw him play up front for us and looked alot more confident and assured than the other two JDefoe and Peta.
    If this guy get’sin to Harry’s good books along with Gudjonsen /Mod and Pav the scene is already set for a hungry ,pacy
    intelligent player with brains….Then ???? We can really start wetting ourselves with convincing display’s of the highest

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