Malcolm Dawson writes: we are used to hearing managers make excuses and tell us to take the positives from defeat so it comes as something of a surprise to hear the current incumbent tell us he is not happy with a win. It was, as Spurs fans will be quick to point out, only a pre season friendly but it tells us something about the personality of the man in charge that he is taking every game seriously. Ten days to the opening game of the new season. M Salut will be expecting some interesting things to come in Paolo’s personal e-mails …
I’m not very happy, I would rather have seen the team lose and turn in a good performance rather than win with a poor performance.
I know that when there’s a revolution you can take two steps forward and then two steps backwards – as a responsible man I wanted to see a better performance.
It’s not the end of the world; we have 10 days to get ready for the new season.
Today has been a learning curve; I have noticed certain things from certain players and watched their behaviour throughout the game.
There are some positives to take, but overall I think there is still work to be done.
It’s a crucial week ahead of us. I want to see improvement over the next few days.
The game against Fulham will be tough, as will the whole season and we have to be prepared.
All the best,
Paolo Di Canio
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