The injury to William Gallas has plunged Spurs into a ‘defensive crisis’ as we head into the most crucial part of our season. Hindsight is a wonderful thing in all walks of life, but when you look back to the January transfer window, could we not have pre-empted this?
Injuries can strike the fittest players at any time and the loss of Kaboul was unfortunate. However, we had two very long term injury victims in King and Woodgate and both of their careers seem to be hanging by a thread. Gallas has been magnificent, but at 33 we’ve been lucky to see as much of him as we have.
Meanwhile our one defensive signing, Bongani Khumalo is waiting to make his debut for Preston North End. At 24, Khumalo is no longer a promising youngster and if he isn’t likely to feature now then when will he?
It’s easy to look back and criticise, but the failure to sign adequate defensive cover in January could now cost us dearly and if anything happens to either Dawson or Bassong, then where do we go from here?