Tottenham Hotspur morning news: Sherwood hints he may not have sold £8m defender last summer

Steven Caulker

A round up of news stories this morning about Tottenham Hotspur.

Tim Sherwood has hinted that he may not have sold Steven Caulker last summer along the same lines as Andre Villas-Boas.

The defender has been one of Cardiff City’s best players this season despite the poor league position of the Welsh club.

“The club decided they would let the player go and they think they had a good deal. It is up to Steven to build on that and prove the club were wrong to let him go. He wanted to go and play. The only thing I could have done is say 'you will play more football'” said the manager.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has admitted the club will have to improve ahead of a huge month.

Spurs take on London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea this month as well as playing Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool.

“I think there are other teams who can drop down so we are just watching fourth place, no matter who we catch – we will have to improve, especially as we’re playing better sides this month,” said the Belgian.

Head coach Sherwood holds the belief that Tottenham can make it through the difficult matches with victories and points in the bank.

Sherwood has suggested that the pressure will be off his side heading into the games, which could work in their favour.

“Games against Chelsea at the Bridge, Arsenal at the Emirates and Liverpool at Anfield, perhaps the pressure’s off us a little bit and we can cause a surprise,” he said.

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