'I'd destroy them' - Joey Barton savages 'average' Tottenham signings

Tottenham were mauled at Manchester City today, and one of the former players of the victors did not hold back.

Andre Villas-Boas described it as an embarrassing team performance, and really there is no arguing with him.

Tottenham Hotspur lost 6-0 away at a Manchester City side who came into the weekend one place below them in the Premier League table.

Their performance sparked a quite astounding rant from QPR midfielder Joey Barton, who lambasted players signed by AVB this summer as 'average.'

You can read his Twitter comments below:

His last point, criticising the Lamela deal is certainly wide of the mark. If anybody knew what the Argentine is capable of, it would be Baldini - having worked with him at close quarters last season. To compare it to a Manchester City deal made in 2010 is also a bit of a crude comparison.

It's good to see he isn't short of self-confidence, but we are pretty sure Spurs fans wouldn't swap any of their new signings for him instead, right?

image: © michael kjaer

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