Tottenham once again sent a scout to seeSeedish defender Victor Lindlof at the weekend. He is the 22-year-old (23 next July) Benfica centre-back that we watched last week against Tondela, this wee we watched him again against Setabul. He has been strongly linked with Chelsea and Inter Milan are reportedly making a move for him, despite being under contract until 2020 and having a release clause of £25.86-million (€30m - AUS$44.5m - US$33.96m).
A Bola, who reported our attendance, rather showed they don't know much about scouting by suggesting as nobody stood out it must have been a wasted journey. Before you buy a player you need to see how he is going to react in all situations, when his side go down to ten men, when they are losing, when hr is not having a good game, when his teammates are not having a good game, when he or his fellow defenders are the subject of rough challenges, when he or his teammates are being wound up, when it is a must win game, when he has been asked to play a different role or playing different tactics. Every aspect tells you something about his character which is more important than his skill.
When searching for a player, you want a talented one with the right mental approach, a player who is going to disappear in adversity isn't much use to you. That mean watching them regularly over time.