Although it won’t be certain until tomorrow evening, it appears that Gareth Bale is likely to miss tomorrow night’s clash with AC Milan at the San Siro.
After Bale’s hat-trick in the group stages against Inter, Spurs would have been keen to see him fit for the first leg, but Harry Redknapp has claimed that we will be without our Welsh wing wizard.
“I’d like to be able to scare Milan a bit and say he’s going to be available but he’s struggling to get over this back injury.
“We couldn’t take a chance. He doesn’t feel he’s ready to play. We’ll leave it to him. He came up yesterday when we were at Sunderland and worked with the fitness coaches. When they started to push him a bit he couldn’t go on and didn’t feel right so they had to go back a few steps and start again.”
Spurs are also likely to be without Luka Modric after his back injury, but Rafael van der Vaart is expected to play after his calf problem.