A quite amazing and unmerited attack on Tottenham midfielder Sandro

Sandro Brazil

Tottenham star claimed to be one of the worst Brazilians ever to play in the Premier League by shock-jock.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro has been unfairly singled out for the club's recent poor form by Mail columnist Adrian Durham.

The radio host went as far as to claim the midfielder is one of the worst of his countrymen to play in England; a quite staggering statement considering some of the woeful players who have appeared on these shores over the past few years.

Here's what Durham had to say: "Spurs now have Sandro; a player who seems to show more care and precision with his hair than his passing. He gave the ball away for Arsenal’s goal on Sunday, got booked, substituted and actually contributed very little else to one of Spurs' biggest games of the season.

"Candidate for worst Premier League Brazilian ever? Possibly."

Now a couple of points should be addressed. Durham is known for being a wind-up merchant, and perhaps in this case we have 'bitten', but his statement is so ludicrous it should be rebutted.

Importantly it should be noted that Sandro has not had a brilliant last few weeks, but coming off a serious injury sustained last season, and adjusting to a new management style; there are reasons for that.

Harking back to last season, his performances were magnificent, and had it not been for the ACL injury he suffered, Tottenham probably would have finished in the top four.

When it comes to the worst Brazilian ever to play in the Premier League; Sandro does not even come close, and it's an insult to place him in such a category.

Take a look at such names who really do - Andre Santos (Arsenal), Roque Junior (Leeds), Kleberson (Manchester United), Afonso Alves (Middlesbrough), and one Spurs fans may remember, their very own Gilberto.

Sandro belongs nowhere near, and it will surely be a pleasure for the midfielder to get back to his best and start ramming the words of his harshest critic right back at him.

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