Stop me if you’ve heard this one before but it seems that Spurs have defensive problems ahead of the away leg against Hearts on Thursday night and the start of our premiership season.
William Gallas is struggling with the injury that kept him out of Tottenham’s entire pre-season campaign while club captain Ledley King is approaching what for him is match fitness and has an outside chance of making it for the game with Manchester United.
This leaves Michael Dawson and Younes Kaboul as the first choice centre backs for either game with Sebastien Bassong as cover. Conceivably, Bassong could start the game at Tynecastle if Harry decides to shuffle his squad.
While King and Gallas have the capability to turn things round and play a full part this season, this early news does suggest that it is something of a gamble to go into the season with these five centre halves. As a reaction to the story, the Christopher Samba rumours have started up again and whether Harry does look to the transfer market for defensive reinforcements remains to be seen.