Tom Huddlestone turned in an overall decent performance for Tottenham against Everton last weekend. His passing is still phenomenal, and he boosted the attack for Spurs, but his defense and mobility (no surprises there) left something to be desired. Huddlestone rapidly became a fan favorite in his early days for Spurs, pinging long balls down the field to the likes of Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale, starting the attack for Spurs, as well as launching sensational strikes from long range. He was the perfect fit on the Spurs of old, and proved his worth as a player. It is, however, the time for Tottenham and Huddlestone to move on.
The new Spurs are being built as we speak, built in the vision of Andre Villas Boas to be a swift, decisive counter attacking machine. With Sandro occupying the deep role in the future, and Lewis Holtby and Thomas Carroll proving they are infinitely better pairing with Moussa Dembele in the midfield playmaking role, it looks as though Huddlestone's days at Spurs are numbered. He lacks the mobility to play the passing playmaking role in the midfield 4-3-3, because it requires moving forward and back rapidly to defend and attack. And he doesn't offer a good enough defensive contribution to play the destroyer role.
If we could take one thing from the last game, though, it's that Huddlestone is still a good player and capable of starting on many Premier League teams. I'm sure his passing ability would be welcome at most mid table clubs, and he would find his niche there regular starter. So I think at this point in his career it's time for Tottenham and Huddlestone to part ways, for Spurs sake and for Huddlestone's career. But we'll always have Bolton.