Tottenham held 1-1 by West Brom in Premier League
Tim Sherwood’s first game in full charge of Tottenham ended in
disappointment as Emmanuel Adebayor’s error gifted West Bromwich a
1-1 draw in the English Premier League on Thursday.
Within two minutes of Christian Eriksen putting Tottenham ahead
from a free kick, Adebayor miscued Morgan Amalfitano’s cross and
Jonas Olsson tapped in easily from close range to equalize in the
The draw saw Tottenham drop to eighth place, while West Brom was
”We should have played better and we are capable of playing
better,” Sherwood said. ”I thought we could be a bit more
adventurous around the penalty box and show a little more
Sherwood was hired on an 18-month contract to replace Andre
Villas-Boas on Monday after two games in temporary charge,
including a 3-2 victory at Southampton in the league last
”It’s a gamble because I’ve never done it before,” the
44-year-old Sherwood said. ”But there are a lot of good managers
who had never done it before and become a success. I was never a
professional footballer until I stepped on to the field.”
The fact that he only has a contract until the end of next
season has prompted suggestions that Sherwood is keeping the seat
warm for someone with more experience.
”I regard (that) as an insult, but it is only an insult if I go
and win all the games,” Sherwood said.
”What can we do? If we win all the games and someone else comes
in and keeps it and brings someone else in after I’ve won the
league then I’m going to Real Madrid,” he added with a smile.
West Brom is still searching for a replacement for Steve Clarke,
who was fired last month. Keith Downing is in temporary charge.
”I hope (an appointment) is close for the players’ sake,” said
Downing, who will stay in London with his players ahead of
Saturday’s game against West Ham.