Tottenham: Injuries To Blame? Plus Hero & Villains Of The Season
To me it’s a bit surprising that Tottenham find themselves fighting for a Europa league spot considering only a few months ago they were being considered as title contenders.
Is it the Injuries?
The first question about Tottenham’s ‘stamina’ in the title race is simply whether they have enough dept in their squad. Looking at the team, it looks quite weak with injuries to regular absentee Gareth Bale, Palacios’ knee troubles along with Modric, Huddlestone and Gallas’ regular time on the treatment table.
The long season has certainly taken a toll on the Spurs players and now more and more injuries are kicking in for Harry Redknapp to handle, with Gareth Bale’s injury against Blackpool ending his season early perhaps being the epitome of their troubles.
Tottenham: Opposite of Liverpool
Surely Tottenham remind you of the opposite of Liverpool’s season, no? You can see it as this way, Tottenham went off the blocks pretty quickly… well you can see the tables for yourselves!
So that’s been Tottenham’s story in figures, but who have been the main players of Tottenham’s season?
The Heroes And Villains For Tottenham This Season
Gareth Bale (Hero)
I think that he was immediately being overrated the moment he brought comparisons to Barcelona’s very own Lionel Messi, because the fact is that Messi is simply a different class.
But this isn’t exactly what I intended, as I actually want to praise Gareth Bale for his season. He has indeed had a wonderful season down the left flank for Tottenham so he is a hero for the Spurs this season.
Rafael Van der Vaart (Hero)
VdV has had a pretty up and down season, because he does restrict Tottenham’s formation and he has had his fair share of injury troubles but Van der Vaart has brought goals and assists aplenty for the Spurs this season. Look at the facts, he has been a very effective player.
Huerelo Gomes (Villain)
Only one player makes my list as he has dropped so many points for Tottenham this season. Who can forget the mistakes? Especially the most recent one’s against Chelsea and Blackpool. When a team is fighting for a champions league spot, you can’t afford for your goalkeeper to be making mistakes in key games, simple.
So that’s all from me.
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