The Daily Mail reports that Juande Ramos, after having successfully steered Tottenham to what is now their third successive craptastic start to a season, has come up with a whopper of a
Tottenham boss Ramos claims that Spurs’ grotty start is down to the fact that his players need time to gel. And when a plucky journo asked himhow long this gelling process would take place, Juande replied:
‘I don’t know. I hope not a long time. Vedran Corluka, Fraizer Campbell and Roman Pavlyuchenko only arrived at the end of the window, so they have not trained a lot.
‘There have been big changes so it’s normal to take time. Hopefully we will get good performances soon. The fans, myself, the club – we want the best performances quickly, but we need to be patient.’ (Daily Mail)
Ramos’ excuse is a pretty valid one, when you look at the influx of new players, as well as the list of departures – which went on right until midnight of the transfer window. However, it starts to look a tad flimsy when you look at the quality that has been signed – players like David Bentley, Giovani Dos Santos and Luca Modric – does needing time to gel really excuse the fact that Spurs are rock bottom of the Premier League?