The news coming out of White Hart Lane just keeps getting better, and better! After dropping points again over the weekend to Portsmouth, assistant manager Gus Poyet has come to the realisation that his current strike can’t be on the pitch together at the same time.
Gus Poyet fears that Tottenham’s two main strikers are too similar to form an effective partnership.
Spurs assistant manager’s remarks came as Jermaine Jenas revealed Juande Ramos was starting to feel the strain of being bottom of the League after the 2-0 defeat at Portsmouth.
Ramos was mocked by the Spurs fans when he replaced lone striker Roman Pavlyuchenko with Darren Bent, instead of putting them together for the final 17 minutes, and Poyet believes the pair are incompatible.
He said: “For the one-and-a-half games that they [Pavlyuchenko and Bent] played together, it did not work for us. They are the same type of player, so it is difficult for them to play together.” (Daily Mail)
That could make sense; then again, what also makes is that both just aren’t cut out for the Premier League. Since his move from Charlton, Bent has been nothing more than a show pony in preseason fixtures; whilst Pavlyuchenko looks like an utter bust, having already complained that he is having trouble coping with the physical nature of Ramos’ training schedule.
What do Spurs supporters think about this whole mess? Do you believe Gus has a point?