Tottenham Hotspur full-back Pedro Porro has hit back at Tim Sherwood following criticism of his debut performance in a 4-1 defeat to Leicester City.
Speaking on Soccer Saturday, Sherwood described Porro as “so bad it’s unbelievable” and called for the new signing to be substituted.
During in an interview with The Guardian, Porro said:
“It doesn’t annoy me, exactly. You know people will have their opinion, they’re going to say you played badly, that you’re no good or whatever.
“You try not to even notice but it’s impossible. There’s always someone saying: ‘Did you see this?’
“You read what’s said about a player who has been at the club two days – two days – and that hits you because you think: ‘I’ve just got here.’ I’m not a machine that goes like this and that’s it, I know everyone, I’m integrated.
“I really hope he keeps saying bad things about me that will make me stronger. I don’t know him. I don’t know what had happened for him to speak. People passed it on, saying he had spoken badly about me, but he won’t be the first who then had to shut his mouth.”
Porro scored his first goal in Tottenham colours just before the international break during a 3-3 draw against Southampton which may turn out to be Antonio Conte’s final game in charge of the North London club with reports suggesting the two parties are expected to part ways.
The Spaniard is preparing for two European Championship qualifying games with Norway at the weekend before a clash at Hampden park versus Scotland next Tuesday.
Mark Marston | Get Football