Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas has been updating the media with regards to Tottenham’s injury issues and as expected, striker Jermain Defoe has been ruled out for up to three weeks. However, AVB felt that there was some good news behind this outcome.
“Defoe has had a small ligament damage on his ankle. It’s good news in the end because it could have been further damage to his ankle, so we are happy with the result in the end,” said Andre. “We hope to see him back within two or three weeks.
“We play this game against Newcastle, then Lyon and then we have the whole week to prepare for Lyon. Then Defoe will be back.”
So, Defoe is out as we already knew but will Emmanuel Adebayor be back in time to take his place as the lone striker?
“Is he back yet? No, we’re trying to establish the best flight connections for him,” AVB. “He had issues to take care of as the tournament finished for Togo, so at the moment we’re trying to see if we have him back either for today or tomorrow’s training session.”
Andre also confirmed that Ade would walk straight back in to the side but the big question is – will he make it in time?