Look What You Could Have Won!
So Suarez wins the PFA Player of the Year and Hazard wins the Young Player award. Both could have been Tottenham players!
Of course there are plenty of ifs, buts, and maybes to any transfer, but we are all aware that we did seriously look at bringing Luis Suarez in from Ajax, but person or persons decided against bringing him to WHL for whatever reason. Some now blame Sherwood, whilst until recently we all blamed Harry Redknapp, but what really matters is that whoever was making the final decision, we missed out on him and our loss is most definitely now Liverpool gain.
The same could apply to Edin Hazard, who is quoted as saying he was close to joining Spurs and probably would have done so if we hadn`t missed out on Champions league football and that was made all the more annoying because it was Chelsea winning the CL that made him look elsewhere and to be convinced that his current club would be looking to play a more attractive brand of football in the future. Wonder what he thought of yesterdays performance?..
We could even add Gary Cahill as another player in the team of the season, that we failed to get, but it was perhaps longer odds once more as Chelsea again declared their interest and obviously had the greater financial clout and the bigger stage to tempt him, but once again we missed out on one of this seasons best players, whether due to misfortune or mismanagement. Of course Spurs do seem to have a talent for buying players and watching them under perform and it is easy to consider that they would be outstanding for us, but we all assumed the same would be applied to the likes of Erik Lamela...