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A lesson in naivety from this Tottenham man?

Date: 18th March 2014 at 6:47pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Openly criticising players in public has become a Premier League taboo, but following a disappointing 4-0 defeat to Chelsea two weekends ago,  Tim Sherwood unleashed a ferocious analysis of his Tottenham squad on live television that left little room for the feint-hearted. In a surprisingly emotional display, the Spurs gaffer told the Sky Sports studio; "(It happens) too often, too often and again today against the big sides. It's disappointing to see.You're 2-0 down with 10 men at Chelsea, you're not going to win the game. But I expect to see a little more gut, a little bit more pride, a little bit more feather rustling. I don't want to be the only one who ever shouts at them. I think they need to dig each other out every now and again and get the best out of each other." In this modern era of soft gloves and foreign players with big egos, many have backed Sherwood for the bold, refreshing and aggressive approach he took two weekends ago. A lot of what he said will certainly ring true with the White Hart Lane faithful, who have seen their side capitulate against big clubs they're supposed to be competing with numerous times already this season. Their 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool in December cost Andre Villas-Boas his job. But as refreshingly passionate as Sherwood's speech may have been, let's not kid ourselves ... Read More

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