Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Huddlestone will Exit Club in the Summer

Tom Huddlestone will likely be leaving Tottenham in the summer. I have always liked the lad, and when he is on form he is a great midfielder, but I think he will be plying his trade somewhere else next season.

He started his first match since Boxing Day this past Saturday, and he played decently in the 1-0 win. But he is still talking to reporters about considering his future options with his lack of first-team football. He was happy the team was close to seventh, but concerned for his place.

I know he is concerned, Harry knows he is concerned, hell, my wife knows he's not happy with his place in the team, but you don't talk to the press about it. He's been saying mostly the right things, but he keeps talking just a little too long, and poof, the papers have a story of a player unsettled. If I was 22 and playing professional football, I'd want to be playing every match as well, so pipe down Tom, we get it.

I don't think this type of action serves a player well, anytime. He comes off as looking selfish and not as interested in the team results as he is his own personal stats. By just putting your head down and training, he'd have more goodwill from everyone.

I will say this, David Bentley is moving on this summer as well, but we haven't heard a peep from him about his frustration with his playing time. We all know he'd like to be playing more, but he's keeping his mouth shut, and I say good for him.

No matter how much Harry might like the potential of Huddlestone, he will sell him on in the summer, provided the price is right. The more of a fuss Tom makes, the easier it becomes for Harry to put him on the market. But that's just my opinion, tell me what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Harry should consider loaning him out next year. It would be a shame to lose him at this point... he has so much potential