Spurs boss Tim Sherwood doesn't believe Sandro is "up to it at the moment"

Sandro didn't even make the bench against Fulham. Photo: PA

Spurs boss Tim Sherwood played down talk of any bad blood between him and Sandro after the midfielder was dropped for Saturday's 3-1 Premier League win over Fulham.

Sandro did not make the matchday squad for the London derby and tweeted on the morning of the match to clarify that he was not injured, posting: "Good morning guys, just to let you know that I'm not injured! Hope that we can win the game today."

The tweet was seen as a swipe at his manager, but under-pressure Sherwood insisted he had no problem with the Brazilian.

"I don't care about the tweet," the Spurs head coach said after the victory. "I don't go on Twitter. He can tweet what he wants.

"I like Sandro's qualities, but in my eyes it wasn't right to put him in the squad - other people are ahead of him.

"I think Nacer Chadli's done well in there and I think Paulinho's done well in there.

"At the end of the day you always get an honest opinion from me and he's right what he's tweeting - he's not telling any lies.

"He's not injured, and he's fit to play, but he's not selected because he's not up to it at the moment ahead of other people.

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Good morning Guys, just to let you know that i'm not injured ! Hope that we can win the game today.