. . . is a criticism I regularly seen directed at Harry. In all honesty I have no idea where people have formulated this opinion but I guess everyone reads things in their own way.
However, I have never seen precise evidence of Harry “shifting the blame off himself when it goes wrong yet happy to bask in the glory when it goes right” – it all seems to be interpretation to me. Personally I have never bought into this theory & cannot help feeling that it is born out of the exaggeration & the twisting of certain comments and reactions which Harry has made by a particular pocket of Spurs fans who had some sort of issue with Harry even before he arrived at Spurs (or maybe even evil, anti-Harry outsiders who infiltrate us when our spirits are down in order to spread poisonous rumours about our manager!).
Anyway, I think his statements post Arse-anal game are the ideal indication that this theory is utter codswallop. If ever there was a single game which could enable him to “shift the blame” and “bask in the glory”, it was this one.
However, he has done the exact & absolute opposite & I really felt it is about time this is put to bed.
For a start, rather than try and take all the praise for himself for our dramatic 2nd half turnaround, despite the papers all hailing him & demanding he becomes the new England manager now (whatâ€™s that all about?), Harry was very quick to lay all the accolades on William Gallas, as well as giving Kaboul, Bale, Van der Vaart & the whole team a mention.
Then, on top of that, Harry had this to say:
â€œWeâ€™ve come from behind four times and won. That shows great spirit but I wish we wouldnâ€™t go behind. Itâ€™s really not that clever as a manager. They say you are clever for changing things but I really should have done that in the first place and then we wouldnâ€™t have been behind!â€™â€™
If anything he is very happy to accept his blame by the looks of it, & on a day when most would forgive him overlooking it.
Heâ€™s right of course but, you know what Harry? It donâ€™t half make us interesting to watch!!