Harry New Year! How Redknapp Has Revitalized Tottenham Hotspur
Firstly, I'd like to thank Harry Redknapp for taking the team by the horns and giving them the confidence to not only thrash Dinamo Zagreb (let's be honest) 4-0 on Thursday, but to deservedly get a 2-1 win AWAY at Manchester City.
However, one little issue is starting to niggle at me and what better opportunity to speak my mind than to spill it out over B/R's front page (I like to dream).
It is the issue of the looming January transfer window. My anticipation levels are in overdrive. David Beckham recently discovered a get-out clause in his contract with
L.A. Galaxy. He has signed to go on loan to A.C. Milan, but it’s only a loan. So Harry Redknapp has shown his interest in the England international. Not likely to happen, but fingers crossed anyway.
What has to be considered is the fact that Spurs won’t have as much to spend this time, so targets can’t be too exotic. Luckily, Spurs are known for this.
I think Beckham and David Bentley on the wings together would be dynamite, if it weren’t for the fact that both of them are right-footed. Set-pieces would no longer be a problem from either side of the pitch.
A while back, in the Ramos days, Spurs showed a keen eye for Valencia
(the Spanish football club, NOT the Wigan Player!) and Spain hitman, David Villa. With Spurs, there was money on tap, so it was only fitting that they aimed high, but it just wasn’t to be.
We probably don’t even need anymore strikers now. It was probably just a spur-of-the-moment (pauses for slight chortling at the pun)reaction to the departure of Jermain Defoe.
Still, I have a sneaking suspicion that Spurs are monitoring Zenit St. Petersburg striker Andrei Arshavin, even after Zenit’s continuous refusal to lower the £17million price tag last summer. Arshavin himself has even asked to leave.
Modric could then become a great playmaker from midfield, maybe even shoot from time to time by drifting forward and back again, assorting his movements to keep the opposing team guessing. He can really whack that ball a few yards or so.
The way he flicks it up onto his chest then puts everything he’s got behind that ball amazes me. He is now Ginola/Cruyff waiting to happen. If you saw the lovely turn he made past Richard Dunne on Sunday, you’d know what I mean and agree with me.
I think Harry Redknapp will either bring in somebody very special to drive the team further forward, or take the alternative route and leave the team as it is in order to gel and solidify together. Knowing him, he’ll probably choose the latter.
If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. Right ‘Arry?
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