Sometimes a player just fits a club, he comes to Tottenham and to be fair everyone says why are we buying him and he gets limited chances of the bench. He goes back to Everton and he's a starter and loved by the crowd there.
Pienaar is just a different player for Everton. Think it helps that he seems to have a free role there though. Seems to be playing the same position that Modric has been playing for us in the last couple of games.
Yep, he's looked the absolute tits again. I noticed, even at Everton pre-Spurs he never hit the same heights when he was hunted out wide. Now he's roaming again, his movement makes him very diffcult to play against. Plus he obviosuly just feels far more comfortable at Everton.
Wrong player at the wrong time, or something. We didn't need another attacking midfielder, we needed someone who could cover the wings. Pienaar can 'play' on the wings when you are defensive and looking to hit on the break, and the wide players are expected to roam forward and seek space on the counter. Unfortunately we are a team who will dominate a lot of games and we need more orthodox wingers. The fact Krancjar wasn't getting a lot of games should have indicated to someone that Pienaar wasn't exactly what we needed.
Part of me thinks it was just because Chelsea were after him and he was cheap that we went for him. Its no surprise that his best performance was in the AC Milan away game when we had backs to the wall.
It seems like Moyes knows how to get the best out of him playing him in a position that suits him, whereas from the moment we bought him there seemed to be no plan or thought gone into exactly where he was going to play or how we was going to use him.
He's not a winger like Bale or Lennon so shouldn't have been regarded as cover for them in a 442/4411.
To me it seems like proper homework was not done on the player.