To be honest, it’s no disgrace losing 2-0 away to a team who are second in Serie A. Udinese could easily win the UEFA Cup this season, and the convoluted format of the competition means that Tottenham only have to win their home matches to ensure that they make the knockout stages. However, it was another blunder in defence, another red card and another dent to the fragile confidence of Juande Ramos’ men as they now look towards the Bolton game on Sunday.
It’s going to be a difficult season for the North London club, a fact acknowleged by Jonathan Woodgate. The BBC reports that the defender is under no illusions as to the size of the task that lies ahead of his team, and is very clear on the fact that Spurs are now in a relegation dogfight.
“We’ve got to roll our sleeves up and start grafting because, I am telling you now, it’s going to be hard.”
He added: “We are bottom of the Premier League with two points and it doesn’t really get much worse than that.”
When asked if Spurs were fighting for their Premier League life, Woodgate added: “One million per cent we are at the moment.”
“We have really got to roll our sleeves up here and start grafting because, I am telling you now, it is going to be hard,” he said.
“We are bottom of the Premier League with two points and it doesn’t really get much worse than that. Without a doubt I will take responsibility – I have got to stand up like everyone else. It is the players who shoulder the blame because we are not pulling our weight on the pitch.”
It seems as though the board, the manager and the players are all searching for an answer to their current plight, with everyone now being blamed for their terrible start. A failure to beat Bolton on Sunday might surely lead to Ramos leaving the club, with a fresh face potentially the key to turning the team’s fortunes around. What do Tottenham fans think?