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Nabil Bentaleb

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by Modric THFC, 22 Dec 2013.

  1. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    This is beginning to look a positive situation for Spurs. Bentaleb has finally begun to grow up and become the player he looked capable of whilst at Spurs. Kinda reminds me of the KP Boateng situation.

    Schalke are a bit schit. They sit 11th with a recent, decent win over Herfa Berlin on the heels of a 1-1 draw at Bayern. But they lost three and drew one for all of December. As they begin Europa league play, they have a stretch of games with the mid-table clubs in and around them before playing their big derby with Dortmund on April 1. Unless they run the table into April, they aren't playing in Europe next year. Is that something appealing to Bentaleb? Might Schalke balk at taking him if they don't qualify for Europe?

    If you're in Pochettino's shoes, you have to be monitoring Bentaleb's progress with interest and, possibly, sending encouraging signals about returning to England, where Spurs are definitely going to need a bigger squad and he'd be familiar with everything expected of him. No idea if he has burned bridges within the club, but by coming back, he might find himself better positioned to move to a more successful club if he doesn't stick with Spurs. I think Poch would give him every chance to redeem himself.
     
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  2. Bullet

    Bullet Christian Ziege

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    They played us off the park
     
  3. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Stalteri

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    Honestly can't see Bentaleb coming back, he's done reasonable but hasn't torn up the league, from all reports, the agreed price is a good deal for us, fully expect he's gone by end of season.

    Poch needs a couple of midfield options but nothing that Bentaleb (imo) address
    - The wide/direct option (GKN, Sissoko, others been tried)
    - Competition for Eriksen
     
  4. parklane1

    parklane1 Luka Modric

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    Well it could mean that the Prem is one of the most overated Lge's around. And before anyone says " why do all the best players come here" i will give them a one word answer. MONEY
     
  5. Hemant

    Hemant Terry Yorath

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    No I see him as natural cover for Dembele. I. Think he would have done a much better job against Mane and supported Davies.
    He has now shown potential as a CM, LB, LM and AM. Must be worth keeping but if past experience is anything to go by, Poch does not forgive easily. So I will be surprised if he returns.
    Poch has only been positive about Siggi of the players he has let go.
     
  6. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Stalteri

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    See what you are thinking, but the problem is the word you used -> cover

    Don't think its a good move for either us or Bentaleb to bring him back to be cover, if he can't displace someone (I don't think he would in first season at least), then the 17M or so would be better spent on the next potential.
     
  7. Hemant

    Hemant Terry Yorath

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    I can see Bentaleb could throw a wobbly if he is not first choice but with Dembele not as fit as he used to be, I think there is a good chance of them alternating. And I am convinced Spurs will be seeking a replacement for Dembele very soon.
    Also, we will play more games than Schalke and it needs someone to convince him that he will be involved with first team squad, especially with his versatility.
     
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    Jordinho Clive Allen Staff Member

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    Raziel Paul Stalteri

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    Worst kept secret .. gl Nabil ..
     
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    wiziwig Sebastien Bassong

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    I'm a little bit sad about this one....I had high hopes for him ...

    Good luck Nabil...
     
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    afsoc4life Alan Hutton

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    For some reason Nabil leaving makes me sad...
     
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  12. papaspur

    papaspur Pascal Chimbonda

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    Some times relationships deteriorate past the point of no return and I suppose that's what happened in this case. While the choice may have been difficult for Poch and the staff, if he simply wasn't willing to be a team player, then I believe the correct decision was made.
     
  13. SpurSF

    SpurSF John Scales

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    Big fan of Bentaleb, but it's a fantastic fee for a good player who might have struggled to get in the team next season. Really, I think this is another ringing endorsement of Winks, who simply needs to play going forward. I always hoped that Bentaleb could replace Dembele long term, but I'm starting to think that Winks will be the man who can partner with Dier/Wanyama for years to come.

    If our CM rotation for next year will be:

    Wanyama---Dembele
    (Dier)--------(Winks)

    I just don't think there's enough minutes in there for Bentaleb.

    Good luck to him, and I hope he does great in Germany.
     
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    Rorschach Tommy Harmer

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    Shame. Very good player.
     
  15. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Simon Davies

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    I was a big fan and had high hopes, but I trust poch to get it right.
    He had confidence in his ability and to my eye a winning meteorology, something we could do with some more imo.
    Good luck nabil, just not against us should we meet again.

    P.s. hope there's a sell on clause.
     
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    Rorschach Tommy Harmer

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    You know there is.
     
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  17. Hemant

    Hemant Terry Yorath

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    Shame.
    Winks is no LDM, he still has a bit of learning to do regarding his defensive duties. More likely t the moment to press Eriksen's role but has to add goals.

    Poch shows he is ruthless, once you fall out there is no reassimilation
     
  18. Olle73

    Olle73 Sean Davis

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    And not a single Algerian is posting on the club's Facebook. What a shame...
     

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