Don’t expect Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov to come out of hiding anytime soon. From the looks of things, the Bulgarian sulk is going to be stuck at White Hart Lane at least until January (Man U seem to be giving up hope). For most players, that would mean playing some first-team football; however, for Berby, that could mean a trip down to the reserves until he gets his act together.
Former Spurs goalkeeping coach, Hans Segers, believes that it doesn’t matter what the club does with their striker – he won’t be pulling his weight or changing his sulking attitude anytime soon.
‘I would say he is a big sulker – that is probably the right word,’ said the Dutchman.
‘He doesn’t pull his weight in training and that comes out in matches. He goes in silent sulks – he is quite a loner in that way.
‘It’s not easy to communicate with him and that is a shame because he is a very good player.
‘But the way he doesn’t pull his weight is not good for the team and not good for the club. I think it is the manager’s nightmare.
‘Martin Jol tried his utmost to get him on board but once he was in that mood, it was very difficult to change him.
‘So wherever he goes, the manager will have a tough job with him. If he is going.’ (Daily Mail)
Segers speaks the truth! Keep on preaching, my brother! While most would fully agree with what the Dutchman is saying, what might be the most shocking thing of all is the number of players and coaches that continue to say Berbatov is nothing more than a waste-o-space when he isn’t scoring goals for the club.
What do Spurs supporters think about Segers’ comments? Can things get any worse for the Bulgarian?