Ok, so we beat Sunderland 5 -1 at the Lane. For all of us that were there, it was an enjoyable result, but I am sure that most of you would agree that even with that result it was’nt a whirlwind performance and the atmosphere was pretty subdued.
Certain players had decent games, Christian Eriksen in particular, but once more our back four looked very suspect every time the Black Cats attacked. Had we been playing even a half decent team we would not have won that match as i am sure the other team would have made and scored more chances.
However, a win in a win and three deserved points on the night.
Tim Sherwood in an interview after the game heaped massive praise on Harry Kane. In a article of mine a few weeks ago, I made mention of Harry Kane saying that i didn’t feel he would ever be good enough to be a Premiership player. He didn’t have a bad game last night (but nothing like Sherwood seem to think), but lets put it into perspective. It was a game against a second rate team – basically a Championship side and Kane had a ‘decent’ game. In my opinion he found ‘his level’. I said in that article that Kane was a Championship standard player and he proved that last night. He would make a good player for any team in the Championship, but as said, no way will he ever be a Premiership standard player. Just looking at the facts, he has been absolutely useless if and when he has played ‘top sides’ and has a decent game against a Championship side such as Sunderland.
To be honest, he is not the only one of that ‘ilk’, Naughton is another, and i am certain there are others at the club that can be mentioned in the same breath. These are the players (the dead wood) that we need to off load during the summer and get off our wage bill.
So yes, a win is a win, but lets not go overboard over one result against a very poor team.
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