Who would have thought it – Tottenham still fighting it out on four fronts in January. OK, so they’re merely looking to climb the Premier League table rather than pose a challenge to the ‘Big Four’, although The Guardian reports that manager Juande Ramos is concerned about their league form suffering as a result of Spurs’ involvement in the UEFA Cup, Carling Cup and the FA Cup after their 1-0 replay win over Reading.
“I am delighted that we are still alive in three cup competitions, although it will be hard against Manchester United, who must start as the favourites,” said Ramos. “We are going through the rounds but the problem is that we are playing more or less with the same players and they don’t have time to recover.
“Logically our league form may suffer – that is the biggest concern. We have injured players, we have players suffering from exhaustion and also players who are suspended. It’s difficult to keep the momentum going.”
The Spaniard’s problems should be solved in a fortnight’s time after Tottenham are knocked out of the domestic cup competitions by Arsenal and Manchester United respectively!