Was just listening to an interview with Harry Redknapp on Talksport and he revealed Defoe has a groin strain and I quote “it’s touch and go whether the striker is fot for the City game. Redknapp said there is no chance Defoe will feature in tomorrow’s friendly with Fiorentina tomorrow.
Harry also said he would relish playing Champions League football next season should Tottenham overcome Young Boys in the Qualifying round of the Champions League. He said he would not be taking Young Boys for granted after their win over Fenerbahce in the previous round.
Hopefully Defoe can be fit for the opening day, if not then I am sure Pav, Keane and Crouch can provide good cover, afterall Crouch done the business last season agaisnt the Mancs so we shouldn’t be too worried there. Hopefully it’s a Steven Gerrard thing where Harry, knowing we have City and Young Boys to play doesn’t want Defoe playing for England so is trying to play the “injury” game that Gerrard does so often.
However this may persuade Harry to buy himself a new striker sooner rather than later and my money is on Bellamy arriving in the not to distant future.