A round-up of news and views relating to Tottenham Hotspur over the past 24 hours.
Younes Kaboul will return to action playing for Spurs U21 side against West Ham tonight, having not featured for Spurs since the opening day of the season. Should he come through the match unscathed, Kaboul might be in contention for the Europa League tie in Basel on Thursday, although the Premier League match with Manchester City is a likelier return date.
Clint Dempsey has said that he has noticed the tension around the crowd at Tottenham Hotspur’s recent home games as Spurs look to finish strongly in the Premiership and Europa League, but that the players have the character to perform under pressure:
“It's a little bit more stressful but it's a good stress. At least we're pushing to try to get that spot.
"It's going to come to the end and, hopefully, we have enough character to get the job done. You've got to keep going and do everything you can to help the team.”
Jermaine Jenas has said that he would like to stay at QPR even if they are relegated from the Premier League this season. Jenas is on an 18 month loan deal at the club, and says he will fulfil the term to repay the faith shown in him.
Former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur manager George Graham has backed the Gunners to seal a Champions League spot ahead of Spurs this season, with Andre Villas-Boas’ side facing the tougher run-in.
Heurelho Gomes has been ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking his hand whilst on loan at Hoffenheim. Gomes has been linked with a permanent move to the German club this summer after impressing during the past couple of months.
Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have been linked with a move for Gonzalo Higuain after the striker refused to rule out leaving Real Madrid this summer when questioned about a new contract:
“I am available to the club but I will not say any more. This is not the time.
“I can only say that I’m committed to the club and will help the team until the end of the season.”
On HITC today, Lewis Doe argues that Lewis Holtby needs to prove himself to be more than a utility man at Spurs.
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