It was good to win in Israel, but the performance was again lacking. There were some good things like Steed Malbranque’s two fine crosses for both goals. It was also positive seeing Robbie Keane again on the scoresheet. Berbatov took his goal well, pity he looked like someone had just told him that his agent had run off with all his money!
Tomorrow Wigan come to the Lane. They’re currently a position below us in the league. I expect an interesting game as they have some fine players – particular Jason Koumas. Marcus Bent has been scoring goals lately, so it will be interesting to see if we can keep a clean sheet.
Who plays upfront for us is anyone’s guess, it could be Keane and Berbatov or Bent and Defoe. I’d prefer Keane and Berbatov, but only if the latter shows that he’s fully committed to the club by putting in a performance that we know full well that he’s capable of.
We should get three points, but Spurs being Spurs, you never count on anything!