Good to see that arch rivalry takes a back seat when it comes to defending a club which has been badly treated by its star player!
DIMITAR BERBATOV is probably about as welcome in the Spurs dressing room right now as I would be on the terraces at White Hart Lane, writes Ian Wright.
But at least I have respect for Tottenham. Berbatov’s attitude stinks.
He is showing no respect to the guys who are bothered to turn out on Saturday and work hard — and he is treating the club with disdain.
If I were a Tottenham player I would not be able to speak to Berbatov at the moment. Being ‘not ready’ to play against Sunderland at the weekend is putting it mildly.
It is a big test for Juande Ramos’ credentials as a boss. Football has changed, even since I retired. I know of no player who would have acted like this to get a move in my day.
Some players and agents have no scruples and will bulldoze anyone and anything to get what they want. Ramos has to be firm but also realise this and get the bloke out before it is too late.
Berbatov is obviously going to United. If a club like that wants you, it gets its way eventually.
Showing off like a moody teenager will not impress Alex Ferguson.
In fact, it has perhaps revealed the big flaw, the Achilles heel which may just bring Berbatov down a peg or two.
He clearly cannot handle pressure. If I were a rival defender, this foot stamping and stomping gives a key of how to handle the Bulgarian who, at times, can look invincible.
Defenders will now put Berbatov under the cosh relentlessly in the knowledge that he can crack.
If the chance of a transfer unravels his mind, just think what John Terry could do to him.
Berbatov may have shown his hand at just the wrong time. (The Sun)
Good to see Gunners legend Ian Wright backing his former arch rivals because he is pretty much spot on with this assessment and I am sure many Tottenham fans will thank him for saying as much. Do Spurs fans hope that Berbatov is no longer one of their own by September 1st?