Tottenham Were Wrong To Sign Foreign Players Last Summer Says Tim Sherwood

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The manager blames the club’s policy in the transfer market for their failings.

It’s been a relatively disappointing season for Tottenham Hotspur as despite spending over £100m on new players last summer they look unlikely to reach the Champions League places.

None of their seven new signings had any Premier League experience before arriving at White Hart Lane and current manager Tim Sherwood thinks this is the reason that Spurs have struggled.

“I am a firm believer that Premier League experience is key and without it they could be a revelation but it’s more of a risk,” the 45-year-old was quoted by the Times.

“If you want to look at any team you’ve got to look at Everton. On deadline day they look like an average side and all of a sudden they make three signings and it turns them into what they are now.

“There was also the acquisition of Steven Naismith, they have certainly done brilliantly in the transfer market. Very cute.”

The Toffees signed Gareth Barry, Romelu Lukaku and James McCarthy on deadline day, all of whom had plenty of experience in English football and have all done well at Goodison Park.

For Tottenham meanwhile, their most expensive duo Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela – who cost a combined £56m – have been poor during their first year in England.

In fact of all the new faces at the north London club, only attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen has been a standout performer and if Sherwood is still in charge in the summer, the Englishman will clearly be looking a lot closer to home for new talent.

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