"But, with help from his team-mates - which he didnâ€™t have on Saturday - he can still be very effective.
"Yes, Ferdinand could have done things better on all three Tottenham goals but no central defender in the country could have dealt with Gareth Bale running at him like he did for Spursâ€™ second goal.
"Ferdinand must become the organiser. He can also make some adjustments to his game to help with losing his pace. John Terry, who is slower than Ferdinand, goes to ground earlier and deals with danger quickly as he knows he canâ€™t win a race against many strikers. Ferdinand might need to do that more often.
"I had to be more aggressive as I lost my pace because I had to deal with things quicker. By making the same adjustments, Ferdinand can extend his career."