The 23 year old German International arrived with much fanfare in January as his summer move was put forward to plug the cavernous gap felt by Sandro’s injury at QPR. He was thrown in at the deep end having his first ever appearance in English football a couple of days after the transfer. After initially impressing with cameo roles; having a great touch, an eye for a pass and unbelievable energy he was shelved on the bench. This was because Sigurdsson came back to some form and he had a couple of indifferent performances. I believe that the best is yet to come, as the German U21 captain is not a mediocre hard working version of Van der Vaart as some Spurs fans have been led to believe. He is actually a deep lying playmaker in the mould of Modric and we saw but glimpses of his brilliance last year. If there is an injury to Dembele or even if Holtby’s form is better I believe that he could play a crucial role in our season next year.
After arriving with a bang on an incredible derby with the scum, Rose has faded into a succession of loan spells and after a disastrous red card two seasons ago against Aston Villa lost the confidence of the Spurs faithful. Thus cue a spate of left backs we have been linked with in the transfer window after a poor season from the ever-chewing indifferent BAE and the simple lack of quality from Kyle Naughton. However no-one seems to have looked at how successful he was for Di Canio’s Sunderland as he was their Player of the Year. Also does no-one remember what happened the season before Kyle Walker burst onto the scene… he had a very successful loan spell at Aston Villa a club whose standard does not differ greatly from that of the black cats. So, I think this is Danny’s season to earn his Spurs and get an ever-present role in our 11.
While our 2011/12 anchor-man and Player of the Season had an extremely poor season by his standards when he returned from injury leading to the nickname “Crop circle” I think that the many calls for his head are premature. We Spurs fans seem to have extremely fickle minds as last season, I personally began to idolise Scotty P as he was the backbone our Spurs team has never had; with sliding tackles galore, well timed passes and a combination with Modric that any team in the world would envy. Also the hecklers would say he’s past it but he had just returned from serious surgery on his Achilles and just needed more time to get back to fitness after being forced to appear due to Sandro’s aforementioned injury. This was reinforced by his much more solid performances towards the end of the season. On top of all this is his innate desire to win and fiery leadership skills, if coming on in the last few minutes it could be his words rather than his feet that make the impact upon the final whistle … “the pen is mightier than the sword”… after all. In conclusion if he is willing to stay and deputize for our Brazilian beast rather than join Harry at QPR then I think it would be a master stroke by AVB.
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