It’s been another year of highs and lows for Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, so with the year in retrospect, here are some resolutions for 2014:
Keep calm and carry on
There’s a tendency in modern football to overreact – shortsightedness is a trait of the modern game and it’s not just the fault of journalists. Owners and chair people and fans, players, managers, referees and whoever else – most of the time everyone misses the bigger picture.
What do Tottenham want in the long run ? Champions League football, trophies, titles, attractive attacking positive football and a new stadium, perhaps. All these things are works in progress, and if we take individual games such as the Manchester City or Liverpool defeats this season in the context of the next five years, they become much less significant and, in some ways, inconsequential. Keep on keeping on – that’s what the players do week in week out - just keep moving forward.
If players or managers went into games or into the season thinking they wouldn’t win, then they’d never get anywhere – be positive. There are so many great things that have happened at Tottenham in the last 12 months and there has been a positive progression at the club even if, at present, it may seem a bit gloomy.
Under Tim Sherwood who knows what this team can and will achieve, but let’s hope for the best and look on the bright side – there is so much quality in that squad and Sherwood is a football and Tottenham man if ever there was one. Spurs are three points off the top four – that’s three points off their season objective with 20 games still play. There really is all to play for.
Have a little patience
Unfortunately, time is something of a scarce commodity in football – just like a precious metal or currency, there never seems to be enough of it. Sherwood must be given time, and not just by CEO Daniel Levy - but by the Tottenham fans too.
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