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Dembele out of NLD!

Mousa Dembele will miss this weekends North London derby as he has still not recovered from the hip problem that has caused him to miss the last eight games.

Spurs have never lost with Dembele in the side, which perhaps illustrates his importance to the teams shape and creativity and the fact that AVB has no similar type of player or even one that comes close to what we need, has been a huge loss to the team in recent weeks, though the problem is often conveniently ignored by those who prefer to attack the manager instead of looking at what he has had to contend with.

To his credit Tom Huddlestone has done well and has worked pretty well with Sandro, but we still lack Dembele's unique brand of drive and ball retention which is something that few could replace like for like. It is suggested that Mousa could return against Lazio in a weeks time, but at the moment he is 50/50, which perhaps makes him too big a risk too me, unless we see a big improvement.

With additional injuries to Jermain Defoe, Aaron Lennon and Kyle Walker, AVB certainly has a problem with squad numbers, If we potentially add those four, to Parker, Kaboul and BAE, it is easy to see the difficulty that we face, with a squad that is perhaps two or three experienced players short of what is ideal to challenge in four competitions, in my opinion.

Potentially, Spurs could look to bring Kyle Naughton in for Walker, Adebayor can play as a lone striker and two of Sigurdsson, Dempsey, Falque or Townsend could step in for Lennon and support Adebayor, though I feel that both Walker and Lennon would offer a huge threat to the hapless Andre Santos, should he start at left back...

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Date:Thursday November 15 2012

Time: 12:46PM


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