Squad for tomorrow (including likely starting eleven)
Partly through our own loan policy and partly through injury, we are very short of players for tomorrow’s huge game. Using the Champions League squad list, I have highlighted the players that are available, the players that are on loan, and the players that are injured. Assuming that both Bale and Gallas are fit for selection, we have twenty players available, including three goalkeepers and Danny Rose, who is likely to be the “odd one out” (unless Kranjcar is ruled out by his foot injury).
1 Heurelho Gomes Available
23 Carlo Cudicini Available
37 Stipe Pletikosa Available
3 Gareth Bale Available
13 William Gallas Available
19 Sébastien Bassong Available
20 Michael Dawson Available
22 Vedran Ćorluka Available
32 Benoît Assou-Ekotto Available
6 Tom Huddlestone Available
7 Aaron Lennon Available
8 Jermaine Jenas Available
14 Luka Modrić Available
21 Niko Kranjčar Available
25 Danny Rose Available
30 Sandro Available
9 Roman Pavlyuchenko Available
11 Rafael van der Vaart Available
15 Peter Crouch Available
18 Jermain Defoe Available
I would expect the team to be:
As a slight aside, something worth noting:
“Ronaldo, Ramos, Pepe, Ricardo Carvalho, Ángel Di María and Raúl Albiol are within a booking of a ban.
That’s three of the back four that’ll start tomorrow.”
– Taken from the UEFA Champions League website.
It is therefore vital that our wingers are brave, and try to run at and get in behind the back four as much as possible. Bale and Lennon running beyond Carvalho will probably be our best route to a goal, and so it’s vital that they take turns in getting close to Crouch and playing off him.
Come on you Spurs!
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Goalkeepers: Casillas, Adan and Dudek.
Defenders: Ramos, Arbeloa, Pepe, Carvalho, Garay and Marcelo.
Midfielders: Lassana Diarra, Xabi Alonso, Khedira, Granero, Kaka, Oezil and Di Maria.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Higuain and Adebayor.
And the main site now says that gallas might be fit
The team predicted is probably correct unless something happens as there training now.
Roy Singh Tottenham fan
Corluka Dawson Gallas Bale
Lennon Huddlestone Sandro Modric
Van Crouch ( Coach Davspurs)
Glad Gallas is fit - Bassong is just not up to it.. Maybe we'll see Tommy later-on and a change in strikers but all is good..