Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has given his thoughts on Spurs’ transfer policy, Christian Eriksen and the North London derby during a question and answer session for Telegraph Total Football.
Tottenham did a little bit of business on transfer deadline day with Dele Alli arriving from the MK Dons while Aaron Lennon left the club to join Everton on loan for the rest of the season.
Sherwood suggested that he feels Tottenham already have a strong squad and claims he would have done things differently.
“I think they've got strength in numbers. In January, I wouldn't have done anything,” said the ex-boss.
Alli was loaned back to the MK Dons rather than coming into the side and providing a genuine first team option for Mauricio Pochettino this season.
Therefore, it’s arguable that the club got it spot on in relation to how Sherwood would have gone about his business.
On the subject of Eriksen, Sherwood stressed that the Dane is a good role model for any player at the club because of his work ethic.
He added: “Eriksen is a great example of someone who puts hours in on the training ground. He's a great signing.”
The Dane has stepped up and performed in vital situations for the club this season and if that’s down to hard work and practice, Pochettino should be preaching just that to his squad for the rest of the season.
As for the North London derby, Sherwood feels it’s a game, which “will be won in midfield” stressing the importance for Tottenham to be competitive in the face of several top-quality Arsenal stars who can control the match from the middle of the pitch.
If Tottenham can get stuck in, break up the play when they’re under pressure and make the most of their chances in attack then they stand a great chance of getting a result.
All in all, Sherwood seems content with the current situation at Spurs although had he still been in charge, Alli may not have signed on the dotted line.