Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Sherwood: Bale Sale Should Have Lowered Spurs' Expectations
Sky Sports News, May 14th, 2014 11:28AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, real madrid, spain

MOST COMMENTED

On the day before Tottenham Hotspur officially fired him, Tim Sherwood sounded off on the reasons why he thinks his team failed to reach its stated goal of a top-four finish in the Premier League this season. Chief among them, he said, was the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, whose sale sparked a transfer market shopping spree by former coach Andre Villas-Boas.

"We're taking out one of the best players in the world and replacing him with seven players who have never played in this competition before," Sherwood said. "How on earth did people think we would be title challengers or even make the top four? If you don't know the game you could possibly think that they would all hit the floor running but it doesn't happen, they need time. This club will be better with those seven players next season - they'll have experience of the competition and they will improve from that."

Spurs finished the season in sixth-place with 69 points, three less than last season’s club-record total of 72, but 10 behind fourth-place Arsenal. "It was hyped - the hype was ridiculous," he added. "We've qualified for the Champions League once - why have we got a divine right to qualify for the Champions League? Where we've finished in sixth is where we should be, it's where we are as a club.”

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Youth soccer fights back against 49ers    
Northern California youth soccer advocates, including Santa Clara Youth Soccer League President Tino Silva, have launched ...
Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25    
"We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South ...
How Neymar Played in Childhood     
Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling ...
Roma Partnering with U.S. Youth Clubs    
Italian Serie A club Roma, which has American ownership, aims to forge partnerships with seven U.S. ...
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
Fabian Johnson's 'Spat' with 'Gladbach Coach Favre    
According to Bild, USA defender Fabian Johnson is in a "spat" with Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien ...
Serie A to Introduce Goal-Line Technology     
Serie A will introduce goal-line technology next season after the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) gave its ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives