‘Striker situation to blame for bad start’ claims Tottenham manager

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While the likes of Jonathan Woodgate have tried to put a positive spin on things, claiming that Dimitar Berbatov’s unsettled status has not affected things too much on the pitch, it’s clear that the Bulgarian’s desperation to get away from White Hart Lane can only have had a detrimental effect on the club as a whole. These are indeed the thoughts of Juande Ramos, who is expecting a flurry of activity over the next day or two.

Setanta report that the Tottenham manager will clearly be relieved when the whole ordeal is over, the new players are through the door and he can focus on landing the north London club some valuable wins.

“You get the feeling that the sooner the whole thing is finished the better,” said Ramos when asked about Berbatov.

“The chapter finally closes with the end of the transfer market. I think there is going to be lots of reasonably furious action between now and then.”

Ramos admitted that the whole distraction of Spurs’ star striker had affected his team’s start to the season, having lost their two opening games.

“Without a doubt, it has had an awful lot to do with the start to the season,” said Ramos.

“With the comings and goings, players are obviously trying their best to concentrate 100 percent but I think it has affected things slightly with their work on the training ground and even going into games. It has been affected by this.”

The Spaniard is clearly as fed up as the rest of us, and the closing of the transfer window should guarantee that the sullen Bulgarian is on his way, leaving Ramos with a squad of players who are 100% committed to the club. Tottenham fans, do you still expect a memorable season under Ramos?

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