Whether or not you believe the early weeks play a huge role in the ultimate long term goals of a season is debateable. What isn’t, however, is the fact that Tottenham would have liked to start the season better.
Following the tragic London riots, Tottenham was forced to postpone their game with Everton. The next two weeks were followed with losses to the revamped Manchester giants.
The result has landed Spurs at the very bottom of the table. Even lower, than arch rivals and “crisis-facing” Arsenal (who have 1 point as opposed to Tottenham’s 0). Albeit, Spurs do have a game in hand, but never want to be behind their nemesis nevertheless.
Much like their rivals, Spurs have been bitten by the injury bug with both teams currently without 7 first-teamers. They also have fall victim to want aways that have caused distractions to the clubs, whether or not anyone is willing to admit it.
With the arrival of a former hated rival, Emmanuel Adebayor arriving at White Hart Lane, the biggest hole in the side come at the “attacking” midfielder role. With Rafael van der Vart hamstrung, the distraction of the Luka Modric saga, Steven Pienaar still out and Niko Kranjcar failing to take advantage of the minutes he lost out on last season Tottenham will Harry Redknapp turn to a 4-4-2?
Or will ‘Arry give Giovanni dos Santos a go? Rumors have Wigan to be interested in the Mexican international, but without the ability to spend big in the transfer market he will be forced to operate with what he has, rely on loan deals or make a few small money moves.
The former Barcelona product has shined during international duty and has shown plenty of talent during various loan spells over the years. While he has been out of favor seemingly since arriving in London, dos Santos has plenty of qualities that would be more than sufficient deputizing for the dutch playmaker.
Tottenham have become known for their entertaining play and quick counter attacking abilities, Giovanni fits in perfectly in this style of play and with some luck could have the type of impact the youngsters who have developed on loan for other clubs that we’ve seen at Old Trafford this season.
‘Arry has some options to employ, but this young talent may just be one worth exploring.
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