The Icelandic midfielder has confessed that the Tottenham boss was right to chastise his players after defeat last weekend.
Tim Sherwood’s honest yet brutal reaction to Tottenham’s 4-0 defeat to Chelsea last weekend has been the cause of mixed reaction from the club’s fans and the football community.
With the White Hart Lane boss calling his players gutless after a second-half capitulation at Stamford Bridge, Sherwood will expect better in the North London derby against Arsenal today.
Gylfi Sigurdsson has spoken out about Sherwood’s comments and has stated that Sherwood had every right to criticise the players after the debilitating defeat.
“He was probably right to say what he did because it has happened too many times,” the Icelander told The Mirror.
“It is down to us to give a good reaction and show that we are hungry.
“It hurts but it is down to us to prove that we are not gutless and that we do care about the club. The manager was within his rights to say what he did. As long as you have a manager who cares about the team and the players then you will be fine.
“We need to show we want to win trophies or Champions League football for the club. The Chelsea result was a big blow but now we have to move onto Arsenal.
“We played Liverpool earlier in the season and lost heavily ... but then we played Manchester United at home afterwards and drew 2-2. We showed then that we could bounce back.
“A lot of the top teams are dropping points so anything is still possible.”
Tottenham simply must win three points today against their fierce rivals if they are to keep their dreams of a top-four finish alive.
Spurs are six points behind fourth-placed Arsenal currently having played a game more.