After Tottenham’s win over Fulham, Tim Sherwood responded to Sandro’s tweet on Saturday morning indicating that he wasn’t injured by agreeing with the disgruntled Brazilian international midfield player.
On Saturday morning, ahead of Tottenham match against Fulham, a tweet was posted by Sandro saying that he wasn’t injured.
Good morning Guys, just to let you know that i'm not injured ! Hope that we can win the game today.
— Sandro Raniere (@sandroraniere) April 19, 2014
Sandro had been listed as being injured by the press for the Fulham match. A great favourite of the fans, Sandro who returned this season after missing the second half of last year with a serious injury, hasn’t played since the Europa League match in Portugal. That night he played as an emergency central defender due to Tottenham’s lengthy injury list and shortage of players in that position.He missed the following weekend’s win over Southampton and was an unused substitute against Liverpool and Sunderland. A shot of Sandro slumped on the bench against Sunderland showed a player very disillusioned and unhappy about the situation. He was omitted from the substitutes at West Bromwich Albion and was listed in Saturday’s Daily Mail as being out with a calf injury. Asked about Sandro’s tweet, by the BBC interviewer, after the win over Fulham, Sherwood said that Sandro
“…is entitled to do whatever he wants to do….”
He then agreed with Sandro and said that the player was right that he wasn’t injured and that he hadn’t been selected for the game. Sherwood said,
He’s not good enough to play in the team at the moment and when I think he is good enough then he will play. I don’t care about reputations ….. he has got qualities but at the moment I’m picking other players ahead of him.
Alan Shearer on Match of the Day backed Sherwood and said that it was up to Sandro to prove to the manager in training that he should be in the team rather than complain about the situation on Twitter.