Tottenham injury list: Berbatov, Lennon, King, Kaboul, Dawson, Bale, Assou-Ekoto and Young-Pyo. 3 best center-backs, best striker, best winger and 3 left backs. It’s almost bad enough to make people feel bad about Tottenham, but after what happened in pre-season I don’t think any non-Spurs fan is feeling the least bit charitable.
Tottenham have been the subject of some ridiculous rumours as a result of their injuries and 2 defeats, but regardless of what the press is saying, Tottenham have a game to win against Derby and the players are likely to fight for their lives here, knowing that defeat will condemn them to scorn previously reserved only for Neil Warnock.
Derby are luckier than most other sides in that they only have one player injured – unfortunately that’s Giles Barnes. Apart from his injury, Derby will go into this game swinging, and they’ll know that as long as they can keep pushing Tottenham back and deny them the time to group and attack, they have a good shot at getting a point or more out of this game.
Ha – don’t even think about it. Tottenham will rise to the occasion, make a meal out of an easy game and then celebrate the relief of their first 3 points from the new season – one where they were supposed to challenge for the Champions League.
Maybe if United drop points, Spurs can fight for their place?
Soccerlens Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur to win.
What do you guys think? Comments are welcome.