The big news is that Jermain Defoe is out of tonight’s game as he re-joins long term injury victims Sandro and Younes Kaboul on the sidelines. However, Hugo LLoris and Clint Dempsey return to the squad.
“Hugo is back in training, Clint is also fully involved after his international fixtures but Jermain is a new injury blow,” Andre said.
“Jermain is likely to miss the next two games against Basel and Everton but has a small chance for the second leg against Basel.”
With JD out, it seems almost certain that Adebayor will play as the lone striker but many fans are hoping that AVB leaves the lethargic looking Togolese on the bench with Gareth Bale as the lone striker. That move could also solve a problem of where to play Dempsey with Bale having occupied his usual central midfield slot in recent weeks.
As we reach the quarter final stages, it seems unlikely that the coach will make too many changes from the side that beat Swansea at the weekend. Here’s how we think Spurs will start – we may not necessarily agree with it – but what’s your view?