You just can’t keep Jermain Defoe quiet at the moment – certainly not off the pitch anyway, as he’s spoken to the press about his frustration at missing out on some of Spurs’ big games this season.
Defoe has been injured for a fair proportion of the time, but he has pointed to other times where he has been fit, only to be made to sit on the bench.
“It’ll be a tough game (against Milan). I hope I’m playing and if I can score and win the game then it’ll be great.
“But I remember playing against Charlton and scoring two goals, then the next weekend I missed out.
“I was upset about that because once I start scoring I’m confident and I have the feeling I know I’ll score in the next game. We played Manchester United and I thought, ‘I’m playing’, but I didn’t start.
“It’s been hard. You start to think: ‘What am I doing here?’ I’m used to playing in big games. I’ve played in big games for my clubs and for my country.”
Well, it is likely to be a frustrating night again Jermain if Harry reverts to 4-5-1, although two goals at the weekend may change the manager’s mind.