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Sherwood warning for Spurs boss Jol

Former Tottenham captain Tim Sherwood says manager Martin Jol must tighten his defence if they're to move up the table.

Tottenham shipped four goals against Aston Villa in their last home game before scrambling a last-minute equaliser and then let in another couple on Sunday as they drew 2-2 with Liverpool at Anfield.

And Sherwood said: "Martin Jol needs to use this international break to sort out his defence in a bid to save his future at Tottenham.

"At the moment, they can't defend. They can't keep clean sheets for love nor money. I think Paul Robinson would have been disappointed with the Andriy Voronin goal against Liverpool at the weekend.

"But it's also interesting to see the first man on the scene there for Tottenham is Robbie Keane, trying to get his goalkeeper out of trouble.

"Spurs' defence is terrible right now. To concede 19 goals is just not good enough for a team that aspires to be in the top four. They have to do better than they did for Fernando Torres' equaliser.

"(Pascal) Chimbonda, (Michael) Dawson, (Younes) Kaboul, I'd pull them all together while the others go on international duty and get a young lad crossing ball after ball into the box.

"Martin Jol needs to get them to know each other because at the moment they look like strangers. Jol needs to get them on the training field, heading balls because that isn't good enough.

"In a nutshell, if Jol doesn't win a trophy or he doesn't finish fourth in the league, he's not their manager next season. And if he continues like this, they'll have to get rid of him before that."

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