Spurs fans will no doubt have been whistling a happy tune as they left White Hart Lane on Thursday evening. After all, they’d just seen their team produce a memorable comeback to beat Aalborg 3-2. However, goals from Berbatov, Malbranque and Bent really papered over the defensive cracks in the Tottenham team, who had found themselves two goals down to a lively but limited Danish team come the interval.
Supporters of the North London club should at least be reassured that, unlike Martin Jol, new manager Juande Ramos is keen to sort the defence out as quickly as possible.
“It is an area we need to work on,” he said.
“The most important thing in a team is balance. Our defence is conceding too many and we have to find a solution because we won’t score three goals in every game.”
Ramos is extremely likely to spend money on new defenders in January, especially when you consider full-back Pascal Chimbonda was asked to cover in central defence last night. While Spurs fans will point to the fact Ledley King is currently injured, he’s starting to give Michael Owen a run for his money as far as time spend in the transfer room is concerned.