It's funny how a little bit of confidence can completely change a player, and how it can change the fans' love or hate for a player.
I remember swearing at the screen every time a certain player was picked. And I know the majority of Spurs fans felt the same. He was supposed to be a defender, but he was useless at it. Why didn't we try him on the wing??? Through necessity he was picked when our normal defender was out, and he was still pretty useless as a defender, but boy could he bomb down the pitch and cause havoc. I mean, we paid good money for the lad so we might as well use him, right? In the space of... I don't know, 4 weeks he was a fan favorite and a month after that he was worth 50 million quid to some.
He went from being a young kid that we paid way too much for, to being one of the superstars of the team. It's a crazy game.
So last weekend, I sit there swearing at the screen as another dud that we paid too much for is forced on the pitch through the necessity of injury. The guy is hopeless, he can't defend, we're gunna lose... Why does he always have to run forward? Why can't he stay in his position and learn to tackle? I mean if he wanted to bomb down the sideline he should have chosen to be a winger when he was 6, right? You can't just dramatically change positions in your twenties, right?
Oh yeah, Gareth Bale...
and then I looked back at Alan Hutton...
Suddenly it just clicked in my head and I stopped swearing at the screen. I actually wanted Hutton to move out of position, take on the defense, cause some havoc. I mean, it's not like Bale ever REALLY learned to tackle, right? (be honest). Half an hour later he's got a penalty, a freakish goal, and a man of the match performance.
So now Harry has a choice to make, and I'd like to know what you all think. Does he play him again, or use one of the Kyles? And if he plays well enough what does he do when Charlie is back? I doubt he's ever going to learn to defend. What if Lennon still isn't playing his best?