At the start of the week, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp painted a rather grim picture of injury issues in the Tottenham squad but after Rafael van der Vaart declared his readiness for the Arsenal game on Sunday, Emmanuel Adebayor has also announced that he hopes to be fit to face his former club.
Ade twisted a knee in training last Friday but writing on Twitter yesterday he said
“Just finished training, really happy with the progress, knee is looking much better. Working on my fitness for Sunday.”
So it could be back to Ade and VDV up front but what about the rest of the squad? Here’s what Harry had to say after the Stevenage game.
“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.”
Overall, it was looking pretty gloomy at the beginning of the week but as the days have progressed, maybe Harry will be able to pick his first choice starting XI after all?