It was just a friendly at Stevenage but there were many positives to take out of the 2-0 victory at Broadhall Way and many Spurs fans would have been delighted to see Tom Huddlestone make a return to action.
Thudd has endured an injury plagued couple of years at the club but if he is fit to play a full part this season, it highlights an ‘abundance of riches’ amongst other things, at the club.
Aside from Tom, AVB could select from Parker, Sandro, Lennon, Bale, VDV, Sigurdsson, Livermore, and maybe Bentley, Rose and Pienaar. And those are just the ones I can remember.
In addition, while Modric looks set to leave, a replacement such as Moutinho or Dzagoev is likely to come the other way.
Villas-Boas has hinted at playing ten behind a lone striker which does create a bit of room and he also looks more likely to apply squad rotation that the previous manager but with five places up for grabs, what’s your first choice midfield?