Some of Spurs’ best football this season has come from the flanks and many supporters feel that it’s no coincidence that our better results have come about when both Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon have been in the team.
That situation isn’t like to happen for the foreseeable future though and Lennon’s persistent hamstring problem will cause him to miss tomorrow’s game against Bolton and the midweek league match at home to Stoke.
On the left wing, there is cover for Bale, even if it may not be in the same class. Although this cover has dwindled since January with Steven Pienaar and Andros Townsend out on loan, we still have Danny Rose and Niko Kranjcar if needed.
On the right side however it’s a different story and although Sandro and Jake Livemore have been used in that position, neither can replicate the wing play that Lennon has shown in this campaign.
In the last couple of years, Aaron Lennon has come in for his fair share of criticism but maybe we miss him more than we realise.