The way things are turning out this season, it might not be too much of a disgrace losing at home to Hull City. However, it’s clearly not acceptable to go ten league matches without a win, with Tottenham’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea the only bright result of an otherwise miserable season so far.
At least there’s time to turn it around, although whether Juande Ramos will be the person to do this remains unclear. The Guardian report that the Spaniard is determined to stick around and try to put things right, although the bookmakers have taken a stack of cash on him being the next Premier League manager to leave his post this season.
Ramos, who is under contract until 2012 and on an annual salary of £4m, insisted he would not walk away from his role. “This is my job, I am the same whether we win or lose,” he said. “Any decision on my future is not up to me but I am determined to put things right. I think the way to win is to play in a similar way to today. Sometimes results are difficult to explain.”
Are Spurs set for a season of struggle and a possible relegation scrap, or will the wins start coming eventually? After all, there are some talented players among the squad, although the defence continues to be creaky. While it was fine to concede a few goals last season, knowing that the likes of Berbatov and Keane would counter-balance this going forward, Tottenham fans must be concerned at seeing their team score just four times in seven matches.
Just where will the team finish come the end of the season? And does Ramos still have a future at the club?