If things had worked out differently, Tom Huddlestone might have been battling it out at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday trying to find former Spurs man Peter Crouch in a typically dour 1-0 home win.
After that proposed loan deal had fallen through, Tom has taken his chance in the absence of Moussa Dembele and his performances have ultimately led to an England recall, albeit following several squad withdrawals over the weekend.
In the last few days, Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas has been quick to praise Thudd’s efforts since returning to the team.
“Tom is a good story to tell, bearing in mind the injury he had and the amount of time he has had out. It is so good to see him play four games in 10 days,” Andre said.
“The way he has settled in the team and assumed responsibility, for a player who was out for so much time and to play this amount of games in such a short time, is all credit to him.”
The England recall will end two years of frustration for Tom after those long injury lay offs but Spurs fans seem split as to his contributions. Where do you stand – are you a Huddlestone fan or is Tom’s time up at the Lane?