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Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has no time for defensive midfielder Sandro.
"Are there loads of fans saying Sandro should play? I don't know," Sherwood said, per Gerry Cox at the Telegraph.
"I don't expect those not playing to be happy, but I expect them to be professional and work hard to get back into the squad. If they don't show me that they are not going to be in the next squad."
In Sherwood's eyes, Sandro is lazy, not good enough for the first XI and unprofessional—a possible thinly veiled reference to him tweeting "Lol lol lol ..." in reaction to Sherwood's criticism.
Clearly, it has gotten personal between Sherwood and Sandro.
It is hard to comprehend Sherwood's decision to snub Sandro for Nacer Chadli, a left-sided attacking midfielder/deep-lying forward, who is learning the central midfield position as he plays.
Obviously Sandro sees the snub as a display of disrespect.
If Sherwood is not sacked, Sandro could look to leave in the summer transfer window.
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