Barring any disasters, Tottenham should be starting their 2013-14 campaign with a fully fit squad, and that means the inclusion of long term injury victims Younes Kaboul and Sandro. Both players had a frustrating season and who knows what impact they might have had on our league position had they stayed fully fit?
Brazilian Sandro did at least get the chance to impress new Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas before his season ending injury at QPR while Younes only featured once in a competitive match but AVB himself knows the importance of the returning duo.
“It’s a very good start to pre-season for both players,” said Andre on the club’s official website.
“It’s great for Younes after a year out to come back to training and have double sessions with no problems.
“Sandro hit six months last week and we are on plan, he’s made an excellent recovery and we’re very happy with him.
“One more week and he’ll join the group and he will also join us for full training in Hong Kong.”
Sandro looks set to start the season in his customary role in defensive midfield while Kaboul will have more competition in a defence that became settled towards the end of the campaign. But the return of both men has to be good news ahead of Andre’s vital second year as Spurs’ boss.