Following their 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Chelsea, Tim Sherwood launched a verbal attack on his players, slating their "lack of character" and deducing that "too many of them are too nice to each other". These comments, along with others, were met with mixed responses.
Former Spurs man Glenn Hoddle shared his views. Speaking on Sky Sports he stated "It's a different era now", adding that it should have remained in the dressing room.
Glenn Hoddle's thoughts were quickly backed up by Gary Lineker. Posting on Twitter, he too commented on the way Tim Sherwood handled the situation, saying that it was an "Unwise public condemnation" and that to keep such matters under wraps is always the best way.
Not everybody was critical of Sherwood's comments however, defensive midfielder Sandro suggested that the rant was a good thing and that the team even held a meeting that lasted for two hours after the match. Taking the positives from the meeting, Sandro stated that he is sure they will show more character in the coming matches.
Many fans also sided with Tim Sherwood, not coming as much of a surprise either. Many matches this season have looked promising for the north Londoners, their visit to Carrow Road should very well have yielded fruits for a team of Tottenham's calibre, instead however, they fell to a 1-0 defeat.
Their draws at West Brom and Hull were the same. Again, Spurs fans would hope to have three points in the bag. So maybe a lack of character could be the problem in this current Spurs side and maybe the manager's outspoken criticisms might just make a difference.
Anyone associated with the club will surely hope so.
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