Now that new manager AVB has went through his first settling in period and led the boys through some pre-season games, there has been much talk of what kind of system he will operate and which players have cemented their place for when the real games begin at the start of the new season. I can’t really see the list of regular starters from last season changing all that much, but it did get me thinking of the fringe players at Spurs who now have the opportunity to make a name for themselves under the new manager and bring an end to their days of warming the bench.
The first name that came to mind was the recently outspoken Giovanni Dos Santos. The young Mexican promised so much when he signed for Spurs a few years back so far has failed to deliver on that promise; whether this was because of his lack of form, disagreements with the manager or the fact that he didn’t fit the shape the team was playing in, who knows. Recently, and for the majority of last season actually, Dos Santos has spoken of his desire to leave Spurs on the next viable mode of transport out of White Hart Lane, but maybe under the new manager, who is known for using more unconventional and attacking formations, he can finally live up to his potential. From the limited times Spurs fans have been able to actually see him play, Gio does seem to have a lot of good attributes. He’s quick, skilful and can pass the ball well so perhaps he could play on the right wing or behind the striker in VDV like style? He could also provide cover for the centre of midfield or play up front if the chips were really down and there were no out and out strikers fit or available. The prospects do look better for Gio now that we’re under new management and I wouldn’t be surprised to see his Spurs career turn around under AVB and the potential new system.
Another of Harry’s forgotten men who has been quick to speak out about their situation is Calamity Gomes, who recently talked of his pleasure that the former boss had been shown the door. Personally, Harry’ actions stuck in the throat a bit toward the end of his Spurs days and I wasn’t at all surprised to see him leave, but I’m afraid Gomes has no one to blame for his position of bench jockey but himself. The mistakes that guy made at times were absolutely unbelievable and being a Spurs supporter is hard and stressful enough without having your sphincter slam shut like a cigar cutter every time that tool jumped to try and catch a ball! Gomes is one of ‘Arry’s forgottens that deserved to be forgot and for the well being of my heart and those of Spurs fans all around the world I pray he’s either sold or left watching from the sidelines were he can’t do any damage.
To recap, give Gio one last chance. And as for Gomes, sell him to Arsenal; that’s the best position be could possibly be in to help the Tottenham cause.
Come On You Spurs.
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