Tottenham manager defends decision to make seven changes to team: Is he the new tinkerman?

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Poor old Juande Ramos. He’s been getting it in the neck from reporters and a minority of fans this season, as his Tottenham team struggle to get going without the likes of Berbatov and Keane. Never mind that they are through to the UEFA Cup group stages, the Spaniard is still being quizzed as to why he keeps chopping and changing his team so much.

Sky Sports reports that the former Sevilla manager is bemused by his selections being called into question, after making seven changes to the team that landed a 1-1 draw in Krakow on Thursday night. While it wasn’t a convincing result for Spurs, it didn’t need to be and ensures that the fans of the North London club have something to cheer about this campaign.

“I cannot understand why I am always being asked about this,” Ramos told reporters.

“We are playing in three competitions – the league, the Carling Cup and the Uefa Cup – and it is necessary to change some players.

“It is impossible to play the same team in every game.

“Now we have a game against Hull in just three days and I will have to make some changes again. Ledley King will need a rest and I may also have to leave out Jonathan Woodgate as well.

“The Premier League is different and we need to improve on where we are in the table, but I hope for the best against Hull at White Hart Lane. I want the best performance from the team.

“Little by little, match to match, we need to improve.”

Tottenham fans, do you think that the team will land their first league victory of the season against Hull on Sunday, or are you not so confident? Ramos should underestimate the Tigers at his peril, especially as Phil Brown’s men are unbeaten away from home so far. What team would you pick to go out and try and land those valuable three points?

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