Everything is going swimmingly for Tottenham Hotspur under the good ship Redknapp. Indeed, it’s almost easy to forget what a laughing stock the club were a few short weeks ago, when the team were without a win and seemingly rudder-less. Since Juande Ramos has left, many players have come out and revealed how low morale was under the Spaniard, although his former sidekick has hit back.
Gus Poyet, like the players, has refused to maintain a vow of silence after reading the revelations of several Spurs footballers. Sky Sports reports that the former Chelsea player has slated some of his former charges for failing to understand the game, claiming that they should hang their heads in shame for comments made about their ex-manager.
“It’s very sad to see the players talking about Juande,” he told the News of the World.
“They should be embarrassed as they had the chance to talk on the pitch and didn’t do that.
“Juande trusted the players and expected that, as they’re playing in the Premier League, they would be very professional and know everything about football.
“But, unfortunately, they don’t. There are a few who do but I would say that half the team don’t know much about football.
“From the middle of May everyone knew Berbatov was leaving. Levy has decided to blame Berbatov – but I won’t.”
Fair play to Poyet for speaking up like this. The Tottenham players should not have needed a change of regime to start performing for their team, although one wonders whether Ramos could have done more to keep spirits high in the first place. What is your take on the Spurs situation? How can you explain this rapid change of fortune with the same group of players?