Thursday, November 08, 2007

Tottehnam with UEFA win

It was bottom against second from bottom in Group G with Tottenham having lost their last match 2-1 to Getafe in Martin Jol’s last game in charge. Israeli side Hapoel Tel-Aviv proved little competition for Spurs as they lost 2-0 allowing Tottenham into second place and Tel-Aviv bottom.

Tottenham's new manager Juande Ramos steered Sevilla to victory in the last two UEFA Cups saw victory with goals from Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov. Ramos was impressed with the improved display from his players:

"I was impressed with the performance, although we did not play at our best, and I was also thinking about the Wigan match. I saw the team grow in confidence and I am confident about Sunday's match.”

Hapoel were reduced to 10 men when Gal Shish was booked for a second time and provided little resistance from there.

In truth, Tottenham should have scored more goals but the result was satisfactory all things considered. Ramos has been doing a reasonable job thus far and has started to stabilize the team. Tactically they are starting to play better, and goals are starting to emerge. Now if only Berbatov’s moodiness can be solved, we have a winning side here.

Honestly though, Berbatov is probably going to leave after this season. He’s a self centered player, a great player, but not too interested in Spurs. It’s a shame on many levels, but he’ll force a move in the summer, mark my words. Otherwise, Tottenham still have a host of quality players and plenty of potential. Now they have a manager with something to prove.

Hapoel lie bottom of their domestic league and you could see why, they gave the ball away as often as they completed a pass. Eventually their carelessness did them in, Robbie Keane was fed by Malbranque down the left side and scored from 12 yards. Malbranque was again at the center of the action as he skinned the defender, crossed for Berbatov for the easiest of finishes.

The only negative point is that Spurs should have gone for the bigger result. They were so superior and a big result would have done a lot for the sides confidence.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back on track!!!!!!!!!!

11/08/2007 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spurs were utter rubbish against 10 completely rubbish players for much of the game. We r a complete joke on and off the pitch. Commoli Kemsley and Levy have wrecked us. Only good thing about getting relegated will be millions wiped off Levy's shares

11/08/2007 10:51 PM  

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