The newly appointed head coach appears to want more from his players.
Having been knocked out of the Capital One Cup by West Ham in his first game in charge since replacing Andre Villas-Boas in the Spurs dugout, Sherwood has delivered ten points from four league games – and the 2-1 win at Old Trafford is highlighted.
Though he may have just delivered Spurs’ biggest win of the season in terms of magnitude, they can be encouraged by his post-match comments.
Sherwood said: ‘I thought we could have played better, moved the ball a bit sharper because they were there for the taking.
‘But games are won on different qualities. We showed the heart of a lion out there. We really dug in.’
To be scrutinising a performance so closely when you’ve won at the home of the champions means that nothing is being taken for granted and that improvement is always sought after by the newly appointed Head Coach. His feet seem to be firmly on the ground and is determined not to get carried away during his honeymoon period.
If the man in charge is demanding more from his players early on in his reign, you would think that performances can only get better – even if Spurs demonstrated some very encouraging qualities at Old Trafford they perhaps didn’t under Sherwood’s predecessor.
Now with the side in striking distance of the top four, some players shining who hadn’t earlier on in the season, and Sherwood still wanting more from his side, Spurs could well be a force to be reckoned with for the rest of the season.
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