Where’s Alan Hutton? After Vedran Corluka’s injury you may have been forgiven for thinking that Hutton would slot straight in at right back on Tuesday night, but the game saw William Gallas take over, just as he did at the San Siro when Corluka went off.
Spurs are almost at the stage when any more injuries at the back would put them in ‘emergency loan’ country and you may think that Gallas should be rested with such important games coming up.
Hutton was preferred to Corluka earlier in this season and while he’s not been everyone’s favourite, Harry certainly seemed to want him in the side. Only this week he earned the praise of team mate Rafael van der Vaart who said: “Alan is a fantastic player. He scores goals, is strong and gets up and down the right-hand side. He is a winner and we need players like that.”
So the absence of Hutton is a bit of a mystery. Attempts to find a news story explaining his absence have proved fruitless. It could be quite a simple explanation, but it’s odd to hear nothing. Maybe signing Phil Neville wasn’t such a bad idea after all.