Spurs are set to spend big once again this summer by signing Roman Pavlyuchenko from Spartak Moscow. Anyone who saw the Russian play during Euro 2008 must surely have been impressed by the way that he took his three goals (especially the opener against Holland), although it’s asking a lot for the striker to make an instant impact in the Premier League.
Nevertheless, The Independent report that Tottenham director Damien Comolli is optimistic, despite the team losing their first two matches of the season. He is happy with the purchases that the club have made over the summer and expects that the good times are only round the corner (turn left, carry straight on and stop when you get to a stadium marked Emirates).
Comolli scouts players for head coach Juande Ramos, who has allowed seven first-team players leave this summer, while Robbie Keane departed and Dimitar Berbatov is expected to follow after handing in a transfer request in pursuit of a move to Manchester United.
Despite appearing to be rushing their business at the end of the window, Comolli insisted Spurs still have the potential for a successful campaign.
Of the players he has brought to the club, Comolli said: “I am disappointed we have lost those games but I am very optimistic. When I see the quality I am sure we will have a good season.”
To be fair, there is very little that the club could seemingly have done about Robbie Keane or Dimitar Berbatov. Nevertheless, Arsenal, Man United and Aston Villa have all been successful in keeping wantaway stars at the club and there’s now pressure on the board to have made / still make the right signings to ensure that the above duo are adequately replaced. Have Spurs just been unfortunate to lose such a precious strike pairing and do supporters still think that they’ll have a season to remember?