Jermaine Jenas has shown me he’s more than an inconsistent albeit talented midfielder.
Having the Captain’s armband during the pre-season friendlies looks like it means a lot to him. He’s setting a great example on the pitch and has put himself across really well in post match interviews, particularly yesterday after the Dortmund game.
It looks like he really believes Spurs can break into the top 4.
He told Sky Sports: “I think it’s all down to ourselves and our mentality and how hard we’re prepared to work.”
“We’ve got an abundance of ability, but we’ve had that over the last couple of years, we just need that something extra that we’ve been looking for and hopefully we’ll find it this year.”
“Every player wants to play in the Champions League and I remember being sat here a couple of years ago saying ‘let’s go for the Champions League’, we’d just bought three or four players, but you have to be realistic, it’s not easy.”
“It’s tough but we’ve got a number of quality players that have come in who will be doing their best to get in amongst it and give ourselves a shot towards the end of the season.”
Jenas has always been regarded as one of the best midfielders in the country and talked of highly by a number of the top people in the game. While he’s shown flashes of brilliance, I’ve always felt he had an extra gear, he managed to find it in the Ar5na1 Carling Cup semi-final.
Let’s hope he can continue at this level once the season gets underway and maybe we will have a serious shot at the top 4.
I’ll leave you with this video. I’m not sure why, but it makes me laugh even after a dozen or so times of watching it!