As if yesterday’s humbling at Anfield wasn’t worrying enough for Tottenham fans, Matt Law reports in The Telegraph today that “there is concern with the squad that head coach Tim Sherwood is sending his team out without a plan B to revert to if the initial set-up does not work.”
Ignoring the obvious irony of someone within the Spurs dressing-room leaking against Tim Sherwood, this really demonstrates just how dysfunctional the club is becoming: articles like this don’t appear when teams are stable, and players don’t start briefing journalists when they’re content about the direction in which a team is headed.
A couple of articles today have stressed the importance of a Summer clear-out at White Hart Lane, and this - in combination with the events surrounding Andre Villas-Boas’ departure - really emphasises how essential that is.
Forget the performances and the heavy losses, and look at the culture at Tottenham: it’s so unhealthy. That, twenty-four hours after it took place, the details of a private team-meeting have found their way into the press is symptomatic of that.
Daniel Levy has a lot to do this Summer, but top of his list should be the restoration of some professionalism within his club. The fans are sick of reading this melodrama and equally bored of watching individual and team grievances being played-out through the press.
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