Yes it’s refreshing to see new teams in the Champions League and pushing for the higher places in the Premiership, and yes they’re good to watch because of their gung-ho attacking tactics and bad defending, but is it time they stopped taking themselves so seriously?
In a week where Harry Redknapp declared their title aspirations and where they sit on top spot of their Champions League group after beating a poor Werder Bremen side, William Gallas unbelievably claimed that Spurs could realistically win every trophy this season (despite already being out of the Carling Cup!). This after speculation that they were going to move into the Olympic Stadium, 8 miles from their current home. What has happened in North London?
Whenever a player becomes available they seem to automatically bid for them, regardless of whether or not they need that player or if he’s any good. Ken Bates once said when Spurs were chasing Fernando Morientes that “Spurs nearly signed someone, they always nearly sign someone. I heard they nearly won a game last week.”
And Sky Spurs News love talking about Gareth Bale. And every Sky pundit seems to support them, have played for them or managed them. Did anybody see Terry Venables and Glenn Hoddle on the Champions League coverage this week? And the less said about Jamie Redknapp, the better.
The fact is Gareth Bale is in form. Spurs are playing well and in Van Der Vaart and Luka Modric they have two of the most creative and talented players in the country. But they won’t win the league, they won’t win the Champions League and if you’re not a Spurs supporter then you’re probably not that bothered about them.