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Opposition View: Tottenham fan says Palace could nick a win

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The Advertiser spoke to Tottenham fan and sports journalist Glenn Garrett ahead of Saturday's game. It's fair to say he's rather critical of his own side and believes the Eagles could get something at White Hart Lane...

It has been a mixed start for Spurs. What's happened?

Spurs have completely lost their way in the past couple of seasons, with a lack of direction from above. Too much chopping and changing at managerial level has cost us dearly, while the Gareth Bale money was spent on, quite frankly, sub-standard players. I still look back to the time we had Modric, Bale, Van Der Vaart, Parker, Sandro, Lennon… compare that to what we've got now and that shows why we are in decline. Etienne Capoue? No thanks.

Is Mauricio Pochettino the right man in the long term?

I'll be honest, I didn't want him in the first place. He did an OK job at Southampton, but what else is there on his CV? I hope he proves me wrong. Picking Younes Kaboul as skipper was a bad start, though. But, in my opinion, there are bigger issues at Spurs than Poch. We might get a new stadium by 2150 for starters! While I'm not a 'Levy-out' man – look where we were before him – he needs to set a course and stick with it. We used to scour Europe for top young talent. Now we sign rubbish like Fazio.

Christian Eriksen is in form. Who else is looking good for Spurs?

Eriksen is doing OK, but can do better. Harry Kane has obviously been the shining light and Ryan Mason has done well. But let's be honest, are they top four players, which is where we aspire to be? No. Hugo Lloris is our one truly top class player. He won't be at White Hart Lane next season.

Palace put up a fight at White Hart Lane in January. What are you expecting this time?

It'll be a strange game. Spurs haven't played at home at 3pm on a Saturday yet! Palace are a team of battlers and will make it tough for Spurs. If we get an early goal we'll go on to win by two or three. The longer it stays 0-0, the more I can see Palace nicking it.

Which Palace players have impressed you?

I don't get the love for Mile Jedinak. He can't pass a football. Yannick Bolasie is the type of player Spurs need. Fast, direct and with a trick or two.

And finally, a score prediction for Saturday?

On paper is should be 3 or 4-0 to Spurs. But this is Spurs. I'll go at late Kane equaliser, 1-1. 

Opposition View: Tottenham fan says Palace could nick a win


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