Spurs have confirmed that they will be without Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Rafael van der Vaart for Saturday’s tough trip to Sunderland.
The three are still doubts for the Milan game and Harry Redknapp is quoted as saying: “They’re all struggling at the moment. Luka’s had his appendix operation and has just started jogging so he’s not fit for tomorrow.
“Rafa’s got a calf strain and is not fit for tomorrow, and Gareth is coming back slowly from his back injury and is unavailable as well.
“Hopefully they won’t be too long. It’s difficult to know [whether they will be fit for Milan] but Sunderland’s a key game for us and I’m only worrying about that.”
Steven Pienaar, who was expected to be out for a while with a head injury could slot straight back into the starting XI and Johnathan Woodgate is included in the squad once more, but Peter Crouch is a doubt with a back injury. From the available players, we’ve picked the side that we’d like to see tomorrow. What would yours be?