With yesterday’s FA Cup tie quickly glossed over and forgotten for the time being, attention has already turned to Sunday’s North London derby with news that Tottenham’s injury problems are getting much worse.
Yesterday saw the return of last year’s match winner Younes Kaboul but that was about the only piece of good news amidst reports that Luka Modric, BAE and Emmanuel Adebayor are all doubts for next Sunday’s clash.
Luka missed the game with flu but should recover in time while Ade twisted a knee in training. BAE meanwhile had an operation on Monday to address a groin problem.
“Benoit had a small operation at the start of the week so he wasn’t available,” Redknapp said.
“He should be fit but we will have to see with Adebayor. He did his knee on Friday morning. He twisted it. We thought he might have opened his ligament up but it’s not too bad.
“Luka had an unbelievable temperature. He was really ill this week. That left us short. Ledley King was on the bench and he wasn’t fit.
“Niko Kranjcar had been rough all week as well. He only came in and trained on Saturday.”
Arsenal meanwhile continued their happily abject form away to Sunderland on Saturday but with VDV and Sandro adding to the problems listed above, Spurs’ cause won’t be helped by these mounting injury issues.