The pressure is on Giovani Dos Santos
At the end of a tense media session early last week in Mexico City in which he had been prodded with questions about his future, which if answered bluntly would have created loud headlines in his home country and in England, El Tri and Tottenham forward Giovani Dos Santos got up from his chair, breathed a large sigh of relief and headed toward the safety of the locker room.
"Man you guys were really shooting those questions at me today," he jokingly told a reporter on his way out and then patted him on the back. "You tried to get me."
Dos Santos had managed to keep himself out of trouble, though the crux of what the 22-year-old said in the press conference leading up to Mexico's match against Serbia amounted to a plea for help: I would like to play more. In other words, get me out of Tottenham.