For those that play fantasy football every season, picking a Spurs defender in your team has always been like sticking pins in your eye – very painful and pointless. No matter which manager has been in charge, Tottenham have always been a bit dodgy at the back in recent seasons, and that’s not just a criticism of Paul Robinson.
When Juande Ramos came in last season, he acknowledged it straight away, bringing in Jonathan Woodgate and Alan Hutton to shore up the defence. Now the BBC report that Tottenham have agreed terms with Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, who was impressive for PSV last season, shipping just 24 goals – the amount that Spurs had conceded by October.
Can the home fans at White Hart Lane actually expect to see a stubborn defence in action next season? Ramos still needs to bring in a decent defensive midfielder to protect the back four, although the signs are there that Spurs might not need to score four goals to sometimes win a match, especially if they’re watertight at the back. Goodbye 4-4 draws and hello to 1-0 wins?!