Tottenham Hotspur FC midfielder Lewis Holtby has urged the club to give the new manager, Tim Sherwood, time to get the team sorted while Sandro insists he is happy representing the Premier League side.
Lewis Holtby happy with Tim Sherwood; asks for patience
The German midfielder knows that the expectations are high at Tottenham Hotspur but is sure that the club will benefit from the calming effect under the management of Tim Sherwood provided they give him adequate time to get the club out of the chaos and in to winning ways.
The gaffer is new in and he is trying to put his thinking into the team and we have to stick behind that. We have to put 100 per cent dedication to that. I think he has a good opinion of football and his style of play is nice. He likes to play forward attacking football. We need to give him some time because it’s not easy coming into a hectic phase of a club when you have a Christmas period. You don’t have much time to train. All the credit to him – he has calmed things down. The things he has tried to bring to us, they are really working.
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood himself has called his own appointment a gamble:
It’s a gamble because I’ve never done it before. But there are a lot of good managers who had never done it before and become a success. I was never a professional footballer until I stepped on to the field.
The 44 year old has also denied any claims that a contract offered to him only stands till Spurs find a more equipped manager to lead Tottenham Hotspur:
I regard (that) as an insult, but it is only an insult if I go and win all the games. What can we do? If we win all the games and someone else comes in and keeps it and brings someone else in after I’ve won the league then I’m going to Real Madrid.
Sandro will stay at White Hart Lane
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro has confirmed that he will be staying at White Hart Lane, despite there being serious interest in the Brazilian from a number of Serie A clubs
The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a move to either Inter Milan or AS Roma in the winter transfer window, with both clubs keen on acquiring the services of the Tottenham midfielder.
Tottenham fans would be sighing with relief as Sandro has confirned that he wants to stay with the Premier League club and help the club with their top 4 ambitions:
I have heard that Inter and Roma want me but I’m happy here at Spurs. I have had no concrete contact with anyone and nor do I want any, although, of course, it is nice to be appreciated. Of course we still want to win the Premier League. For now, though, the real goal is a place in next season’s Champions League. I felt for Andre but everyone knows that in football it is results that matter.