I was questioning yesterday whether Juande Ramos was happy with the performance of the Spurs hierarchy in the transfer market. Well it seems like he is judging by his interview with tottenhamhotspur.com
“I have little doubt that we have a squad of greater overall quality now than when I began at this club a year ago,” Ramos said.
“And by the end of the season our results will have proved this to be the case.
“I know there is much debate about our striker options, but I look at the whole picture and not just a like-for-like exchange.
“I want creativity and attacking flair from many parts of the pitch.”
He also had some positive things to say about the last minute capture of Campbell.
“Fraizer Campbell brings us pace, power and he’s a very good goalscorer
“He has a good workrate and is a handful for defenders, not for the same reasons as Roman, but because of his lightning pace.
“On top of that, he’s a natural goalscorer as we saw last season during his time on loan at Hull City. When you’ve got the ability, it gives you self-belief, and that’s what he’s got.”
I must admit, I am buoyed by him saying our results by the end of the season will prove our squad is better than last season. Does this mean Juande thinks we can better the Carling Cup win? Surely the only way to do this would be a UEFA Cup or FA Cup win, or a top 4 finish. Maybe he is just referring to last season’s league position but if we didn’t better that, I doubt Ramos would still be in a job.