Former Tottenham and Blackburn Rovers midfielder, Tim Sherwood, has claimed that none of the Sheffield United squad would get into the current Spurs squad, despite Chris Wilder’s men seeing his former club off 3-1 last week.
Sherwood, who has had spells in management with Aston Villa and QPR since retirement, made the claim in an interview with Talksport.
“Not one Sheffield United player – with respect – would get into the Spurs squad,” he said.
“Jose Mourinho would not be in the market to go and get one of their players. He’d be quite open in saying that. But it’s not about the individual it’s about the collective, about the team. Chris Wilder has knitted that team together and they get the job done”.
The comments come as Spurs continue to struggle for results under Jose Mourinho since the restart, with the performance at Bramall Lane one that was devoid of any confidence and spark.
However, for Sherwood to suggest that no players would get into the Spurs line up from Bramall Lane, isn’t quite right.
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While he does have a point that Jose probably isn’t in the market for our players, we can quickly name at least four who would be in with more than a good shout of getting into the Spurs XI.
For one, both John Egan and Jack O’Connell could easily dislodge Eric Dier at the heart of defence. It’s plain as day to see why, too. The stats back it up, while you only have to watch some highlights packages to get an idea, even if you don’t watch those three players regularly.
Secondly, George Baldock is a more reliable and better defender than Serge Aurier. The Ivory Coast man has had chance after chance and seems to show little signs of improvement, not to mention he is still rash in his defensive decision making.
Finally, John Fleck could do more than a job in a midfield where the likes of Harry Winks, Gio Lo Celso, and Mo Sissoko continue to just plod along. There is even an argument that Enda Stevens is better than Ben Davies at left-back.
Of course, this is all opinion and Spurs fans might think differently. But as Blades fans who watch our team week in week out, Tim Sherwood is, quite frankly, wrong to dismiss our players as not being good enough for this Spurs team.