Football FanCast guest columnist Vic
Millota feels that Spurs should look at a 10million euro
raid on Milan to solve their midfield woes.
any football manager that has ever succeeded as to what is the most important
ingredient to any of their successful teams and they will all pinpoint a strong
central midfield and rightly so. It is the team's engine; the one that dictates
the way they play going forward and subsequently protects the backline when
being attacked. Spurs currently have the worst pairing in the Premier League
and no surprise that they are currently bottom. They say you only appreciate
things when they are gone and Jenas and Zokora must be ruing the day that Keane
and Berbatov left the club, because their departure has more than highlighted
their failings as footballers and how their goals papered over the cracks
fans and the media are very quick to criticise and point the finger last season
and continually put two and two together and made five. Many see Spurs leaking
goals and then constantly blame the defence as the root cause of the problem.
That is all well and good, but the likes of Hutton, King, Woodgate, Chimbonda
are hardly bad defenders so it was blatantly obvious where the problem lay.
Spurs summer solution was to go out and bring a new keeper and subsequently
bring attack minded midfielders to the club – you can bet your bottom dollar
the likes of Woodgate and King were shaking their head and the start of the
season has only confirmed their worst fears.
and Jenas don't defend very well, don't attack very well and yet they are the
nucleus of the team. Spurs fans can moan about a leaky defence or a poor
attack, but what chance have they got with these two serving them? They have to
be replaced in January as a matter of urgency and with the likes of Diarra,
Veloso now off the radar, given the team's woeful start; I would recommend a
double raid on my beloved Milan.
going through something of a transition at the San Siro at present, given our
failings to make the Champions League. Ancellotti is looking to experiment with
new personnel and subsequently the old guard will looked to be shipped out to
make way for the next generation in order to get Milan back to the top. Two
such players Clarence Seedorf and Gennaro
Gattuso would be likely departures and I can't help feel that both could easily
come in to that Tottenham midfield and bring some stability to the proceedings.
I don't need to go into any great detail as to what either will bring, given
their wealth of experience and subsequent honours they have won, but I'm
certain that both would welcome a move to the Premier League if the opportunity
was to present itself. Milan are hardly going to be looking for big money,
given their ages so a fee of around 10million euros (£7m) should be enough to
capture the pair and therefore it will be up to Spurs to match their wage
demands, which are likely to be higher than anyone else's currently in North
London. The Spurs board have to make a decision as to what is important, a technicality
like wage structures, for the sake of a short-term deal, or survival in the
Isn't it worth the risk?