Andre Villas-Boas has revealed that our one remaining striker Jermain Defoe has returned to the Tottenham squad for tonight’s game at Carrow Road. Defoe missed the defeat to Leeds at the weekend but takes his place after a hip problem.
“Jermain’s body feels well, he feels fine about his fitness and he trained today,” AVB said. “Obviously he’s disappointed that he had to miss Leeds but we’ve seen excellent work by the medical department to get him back.
“He’s selected for Norwich and Lewis Holtby is in the squad as well.”
Andre also announced that William Gallas is fit once again. AVB seems to like using the Frenchman and it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see Gallas line up in defence once again.
But the interesting question is over Holtby: Earlier in the season, AVB had a habit of using his new signings from the bench but will the German international slot into the VDV role behind the lone striker from the start?
That move is likely to see Clint Dempsey drop to the bench – a popular move with some fans but arguably harsh for a man with five goals in his last five games. Clint could drop into the left centre of midfield that that would be equally harsh on Dembele and it seems an unlikely move.
So there are plenty of questions ahead of kick off. Here’s our starting XI but what’s your view?