I had to go out at 9oclock on Wednesday having followed the live updates on the Tottenham website. We were 1-0 down and I was mentally revising my last blog, curbing my enthusiasm as it were. We had most of our top players out, Orient scored within 5minutes and got to half time ahead.
I come back at 11oclock and logged in and we've won 5-1, Bent's scored another hatrick and after watching the goals on 101 goals we're we seemto be back in business,enthusiasm full throttle, bring on Celtic. This obviously will be more of a proper test but they can't be relishing the prospect of facing a rampant Spurs.I do like my Spurs rampant.
By all accounts from eye witnesses we were a bit ragged in the first half,Taraabt was aweful Berbatov and Woodgate were nowhere to be seen but in the second half we repeated our performance against Norwich. Bent taking his opportunity with both feet again was sharp,Modric scored his first goal for Spurs,Lennon scored another headed goal,Dos Santos looks to have staked a claim for a starting place whoever we sign next.
It seems to me that Ramos will be much more flexible tactically and that's why he likes players who can perform dual roles. Modric is an obvious example.For the opening game in the Euro 08 tournament he played mainly as a defensive midfielder for Croatia whereas in the second game he played a much more attacking role. Dos Santos in pre-season has played all over the attacking front and is not afraid to shoot. Bale and Gilberto are both happy anywhere down the left flank. Huddleston and Zokora can both play at centre half if required.Lennon had a freer role too in pre-season matches not just confined to the left wing.A useful ability in the light of the signing of Bentley.
Flexible tactically in terms of substitutions and 'in flight' as it were.In the same way that Ronaldo,Tevez and Rooney interchange at Man.U, I think that we will adopt a much more fluid formation. To do this you need thinking footballers,and now in Modric,Jenas,Dos Santos and Berbatov if he stays and he hasn't gone yet we have them All Bent or his back up has to do is hold his position and put the ball in the net. Simple really.