Derby County have just 9 points in their English Premier League bag and are rock bottom in the league. Only an array of far-fetched miracles could save them and after they were dumped 3-0 by improving Tottenham Hotspur at Pride Park on Saturday, manager Paul Jewell must have realised that he is now fighting a lost battle.
Jewell gives vent to his frustration:
They didn’t deserve to beat us 3-0. It is a kick in the teeth. Everything that could go wrong this season has gone wrong for Derby. The lads have given their best and I cannot ask for anymore than that. As a group I thought we pressed Tottenham. We are never going to be able to out-football Tottenham. We matched them for work-rate and at times they looked a bit rattled. But we just didn’t have that quality when it matters.
Maybe Spurs didn’t deserve to win 3-0 but they did deserve to win alright!