Sheffield United winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce has taken a stab at Tottenham Hotspur in the London Evening Standard ahead of the League Cup semi-final.
Campbell-Ryce has accused the current Spurs team of inconsistency and has suggested that Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t been allowed to use the players he ideally wants in his first team.
“This team blow hot and cold, which is frustrating as a fan, but which could be good for us – or bad,” said the winger.
“I’m sure Pochettino will want to get one or two players in and make it his team.”
“You could say this team are in transition at the moment. I was a massive fan of the team under Harry Redknapp.”
Tottenham have been inconsistent in the Premier League this season but they will head into the game this evening as favourites.
It will annoy Pochettino that superb performances such as the ones against Chelsea and Arsenal away in the Premier League have been mixed in with disappointing defeats.
It’s also still unclear over whether Spurs will back the boss over any targets he’s got his eye on in the transfer market, as he looks to address perceived weaknesses in the squad and add players in key areas.
Pochettino has been trying to get his message across to this Tottenham side for most of the season and there have been recent signs that the team are starting to get his philosophy and the tactics he wants them to use.
The Blades star may fancy his side’s chances, but it would be naïve of the League One team to head to White Hart Lane undervaluing what Tottenham are capable of.