Sandro: 'It was a privilege to play for Spurs. Leaving is my biggest regret'

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After 10 years in Europe that took in seven clubs, a lot of ups and more than his fair share of downs, Sandro is back in Brazil. Still only 31, he has fuel left to burn.

Source: Guardian
 

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Great article. I always had a soft spot for Sandro. I remember his debut against Arsenal, full of energy.

If it wasn't for the injuries he could have been something special.

Sandro and Gylfi could have been superstars under the tutelage of Poch. Shame they left when they did.

Sandro and Dembele complimented each other and Gylfi just ahead in the number 10 role would have been interesting under Poch.

You could argue that Gylfi had better traits to play that role better than Dele.
 

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Legitimately one of the best defensive midfielders in the world for an all-too-brief six months or so.
 

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Remember that performance against AC Milan at home, dominated their entire midfield.
 

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Great article. I always had a soft spot for Sandro. I remember his debut against Arsenal, full of energy.

If it wasn't for the injuries he could have been something special.

Sandro and Gylfi could have been superstars under the tutelage of Poch. Shame they left when they did.

Sandro and Dembele complimented each other and Gylfi just ahead in the number 10 role would have been interesting under Poch.

You could argue that Gylfi had better traits to play that role better than Dele.
Gylfi isn't in the same league and is a pretty limited footballer. He'll do well in struggling sides where he can produce the odd 'moment' in a game in the form of a free kick, long ranger, or a great pass, but he thwarts a lot of your momentum in a side that is constantly in transitions. Yet another player Everton have massively overspent on.
 

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We have a weird trend over the last 10 years of DM's having 1 or 2 worldy seasons for us and then either getting hampered by form or injury and never really coming back from it.

Palacios, Sandro, Dier, Wanyama...

Let's hope Dier can turn it around this year.
 

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Injured himself during a game against qpr if I remember correctly and never recovered from it. Such a shame as he was such a good player and great in the dressing room too.
 

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Gylfi isn't in the same league and is a pretty limited footballer. He'll do well in struggling sides where he can produce the odd 'moment' in a game in the form of a free kick, long ranger, or a great pass, but he thwarts a lot of your momentum in a side that is constantly in transitions. Yet another player Everton have massively overspent on.
In Bale's final season with us it could be argued that he was our second best attacking player.

Even Harry Kane said he learnt a lot from Gylfi, how to prepare for matches and act professional.

I still believe under Poch, he could have been something special, he was a different player for us than he is for Everton and if he had stuck with us I think he would have grown differently as a player, like the way Dembele, Eriksen and Son have (to name a few).
 
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In Bale's final season with us it could be argued that he was our second best attacking player.

Even Harry Kane said he learnt a lot from Gylfi, how to prepare for matches and act professional.

I still believe under Poch, he could have been something special, he was a different player for us than he is for Everton and if he had stuck with us I think he would have grown differently as a player, like the way Dembele, Eriksen and Son have (to name a few).
I'm still disappointed that Holtby didn't work with Poch.
 

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Only 31!?! If he hadn't got that injury he could still be playing for us.
 

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In Bale's final season with us it could be argued that he was our second best attacking player.

Even Harry Kane said he learnt a lot from Gylfi, how to prepare for matches and act professional.

I still believe under Poch, he could have been something special, he was a different player for us than he is for Everton and if he had stuck with us I think he would have grown differently as a player, like the way Dembele, Eriksen and Son have (to name a few).
I spoke about him on the pitch. What Kane says about his preparation and professionalism are an odd thing to counter my point with. That season we played dour football with Bale winning most games on his own. Gylfi and Dempsey I think chipped in regularly too but i can see why the system suited them. But without a Bale we would have been massively shown up for our limitations. I just think he's too immobile and lacks the guile to counter that for his role (although I commend him for how well he did on the left-clearly not his favoured role)
 
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