Speculation has been rife over Sherwood's future with outgoing Netherlands boss Louis Van Gaal being constantly linked with the position. It isn't ideal preparation ahead of tonight's game with Sunderland at White Hart Lane, where the Spurs boss is likely to be questioned about his future after the game.
Sherwood has been speaking about the youngsters at the club and has said that whether he is at the club or not next season, those young players deserve a chance.
He is quoted in the London Evening Standard, saying: “If these players are given time and brought through in the right way alongside the right experienced players, they’ve certainly got a future at a top club — if they’re given a fair crack.
“I was developed at Watford so I know what it’s all about. Giving someone an opportunity does not mean sending them on when the fourth official is putting the stoppage-time board up and saying: ‘Go on, change the game.’
“Sometimes you have to be put in and brought out. You need opportunities to play poorly, and then play better, and then better still. You can’t write someone off because he’s not the best player to begin with. Everyone should have an equal opportunity.”
The players mentioned in the article that Sherwood was alluding to include Jake Livermore who is currently on loan at Hull City, Tom Carroll who is on loan at QPR, whist the Spurs boss has given 19-year-old Nabil Bentaleb several appearances in the side.
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has said the side are aiming for a strong finish to the season, starting this evening against Sunderland, after a disappointing defeat to Liverpool last weekend.
A win this evening would take Spurs back up to sixth place after Manchester United leapfrogged them at the weekend.
Lloris told the Tottenham website: “It’s important to finish well and to bounce back after a bad defeat against Liverpool.
“We need to keep focused for the rest of the season and try to win our last games. That’s very important for the club.
“The games are winnable, but we respect all our opponents in this league. Every team could beat every team and that’s why we need to be focused, to concentrate on these final six games and take them one at at time."