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“He went missing” Robinson slams Tottenham man for woeful Newcastle performance
By Bruce Grove -

Carlos Vinicius hopes to earn a permanent Tottenham transfer at the end of this season, but he didn’t do himself any favours with his performance against Newcastle United.

The on-loan Benfica striker has been at Tottenham all season and has struggled to get Premier League starts.

He had chances in the early stages of the Carabao Cup and the Europa League with Harry Kane remaining the only striker in Premier League games.

With his current loan spell approaching its end, Spurs have to decide if they want to keep him or not.

Jose Mourinho has given him chances and he started the game against the Magpies.

Spurs drew that match 2-2 after two Kane goals had helped them come from a goal down to lead 2-1.

Kane played his part in helping the team, but Vinicius was anonymous and Paul Robinson has slammed the Brazilian for his lack of contribution.

He told Football Insider: “I didn’t think Son would be fit enough to start, so I expected Vinicius to play.

“He was very impressive last month, he did very well against Aston Villa but let’s be honest he went missing against Newcastle.

“It was no surprise to see him get brought off. He didn’t really get into the game at all.

“He was ineffective against Newcastle and Kane was the only one that carried a real threat going forward early on, it was disappointing.”

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DANP
DANP
6 months ago

Unfortunately too many players have gone missing in most games this season. Our team, bar a few players, only seem up for it when the opponents are poor and show little ambition. When teams play with pace, drive and passion, spurs players, rather than rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in seem to slink back into their shell and go hiding. People go on about bale but he’s played well against weak opposition as soon as he played against good sides like arsenal he curled up and went to sleep. Its been the same for the last 2 seasons now when the tough get going we quit. People moan about Jose calling out his players well they deserve it. They did the same to poch and they threw him under the bus and the same players are down tooling now trying to do the same to Jose. Jose has had enough and its starting to tell. The problem is there are a lot of payers on the deadwood list knowing they have no future so they are only playing when it suits them. Need to have a good clear out and invest some money into the squad. Im not a Hitchens fan and still wondering why we havent gone all out for Campos who seems to find young talent.

j g mckevitt
j g mckevitt
6 months ago
Reply to  DANP

It won’t matter who the scouts are if the powers that be always prefer the cheaper supermarket’s own brand of cornflakes than Kellogs brand.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
6 months ago

I have never seen a Brazilian with such a poor first touch, and that includes their defenders. I think it reasonable to assume that he will be going back to Benfica at the end of this season. If there is going to be another debate on who is responsible for our last transfer window, then it can only be laid at the feet of Levy, Hichen and Mourinho.

j g mckevitt
j g mckevitt
6 months ago

I like Vinicius, as a player he’s come up the hard way. It’s his first season in one of the hardest leagues in the world for strikers.

He can improve with game time but if Harry was unavailable and Vinnie had to lead the line honestly I’d be worried.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
6 months ago
Reply to  j g mckevitt

Personally having been a pointless exercise I would dispense with his services and simply focus on gently integrating talented Dean Scarlett in the first team!!

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