Tottenham have missed many players this season, what ex-manager Harry Redknapp would have referred to as ‘being down to the bare bones.’
The good news is that Tottenham’s Mr True Grit played for 90 minutes in an Under 21′s game against Sunderland which follows a previous 90 minutes against Ipswich Town.
The knock effect of Scott Parker’s absence has been the burden placed upon Sandro. Of course, Spurs have had plenty of other options available to them, but none stood up to much scrutiny. Livermore sadly morphed into a Jermaine Jenas Lite and Tom Huddlestone, whilst making some occasionally breathtaking passes …he is a player with the turning circle of the QE2.
Parker and Sandro are not identical players and in the past two games, Sandro’s forays forward have been better than decent. But what is crucial is that he stops being the only man that seems to routinely get stuck in with the tackling.
The Spurs team in this game consisted of: Spurs: Vigouroux, Barthram. Stewart, Luongo, Hall, Veljkovic (Gallifuoco 80), Parrett (Coulibaly 62), Parker, Obika, Pritchard (Munns 80), Ceballos.