Tottenham were the laughing stock of the weekend as a result of their 6-0 drubbing from Manchester City on Sunday, but rather than the players taking the stick it seems to be Andre Villas-Boas who has taken most of it. I don’t agree with the abuse the Portuguese coach has received, so here are three players that I think he should drop for the club’s next league outing – a home clash with Manchester United.
1) Michael Dawson
The centre-back reminded us why he has taken so much flak against City with a really poor display. He was given the run around by Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo and never looked settled in what he was doing.
Negredo’s first touch for his stunner left Dawson dazed.
Although the Brazilian is a firm fan favourite and has turned in some sterling performances this season, he needs to be dropped as a result of an embarrassing display this weekend. He was run all over the place by the likes of Yaya Toure and even scored an own goal.
3) Erik Lamela
Although the former Roma man has been looking sharper than ever recently, his efforts against City were appalling. His crossing was poor, his positioning was questionable and he looked as though he didn’t want to be there. Although that’s understandable.