VIDEO: Sherwood ‘gutted’ by Tottenham’s ‘capitulation’ at Chelsea

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood reacts to his side’s 4-0 defeat at Chelsea in the Premier League.

Sherwood told the press: “It’s disappointing, disappointing to see. No, it’s difficult, you’re 2-0 down with ten men at Chelsea, you’re not going to win the game. But you expect to see a little bit more gut, a little bit more pride and a little bit more father-rustling. I don’t want to be the only one who ever shouts at them. I think they need to dig each other up now and again and get the best out of each other so it’s on to the next game now. We play Benfica on Thursday. We don’t have time to dwell on this now but I’m gutted, massively disappointed, not too much about the result and the performance in the first half but on the capitulation which the team showed and showed too often this season.”

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  1. You can't really argue with the man. Sherwood is no master tactician but he's been given an unattainable goal with the current squad. If Sherwood gets the axe in the summer and Baldini is still there then that would be a great injustice! The team is positively bland at present, lacking in real quality and confidence (especially up against the top sides). Once we concede we go into self-destruct mode! We are miles away from the team that boasted Bale, Modric & Van Der Vaart! We are on a downward spiral.

  2. Ten men? Chelsea had ten men at White Hart Lane but didn’t capitulate. Tottenham’s display at Stamford Bridge was an affront to their own supporters, caving in and losing all sense of pride in the shirt when faced with a problem to solve. Even the manager said they had no guts. So with players with no guts and a manager with no brains, they amount to nothing.

    A laughing stock. All Tottenham supporters should feel ASHAMED of the club and its players.

  3. Chelsea should not be all that proud of their victory They won purely on Spurs' three individual mistakes and on a penalty that was no penalty at all. The red card to Kaboul was most unfair leaving Spurs with 10 men making it still more difficult for them. The first two goals which should have been avoided broke the spirit of Spurs and changed the complexion of the game completely from a Spurs dominated first half to a complete control of the game by Chelsea in the second half, particularly after Kaboul had left the pitch.


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