Tottenham morning news including Defoe injury concern and Dawson aim

Jermain Defoe

England training, moving on from defeats and trying to stop other club's transfers

Striker Jermain Defoe sat out England training yesterday ahead of their World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine, as he along with three other members of the England squad took part in a recovery sessions rather than full training.

Captain Michael Dawson has said that the side has to move on after the North London derby loss against Arsenal at the weekend.

Dawson said: “We know what it means to everyone and it’s a tough one to take.

“We have to move on. Football can be a cruel game and it will be a frustrating couple of weeks now until the game against Norwich.”

It has been a bizarre fall-out from the transfer window as reports have been circulating suggesting that chairman Daniel Levy attempted to stop Mesut Ozil’s move from Real Madrid to Arsenal.

Levy apparently telephoned Real president Florentino Perez to try and prevent the transfer going through, but Perez told him the deal had been complete. Some reports indicate Levy felt ‘betrayed’ since he had enquired about Ozil himself - with some believing it can put some strain on the partnership between the two clubs

In other news from the aftermath of the transfer window, Spurs apparently wanted to take Demba Ba on loan for the season. Spurs had believed to have agreed a £5m loan fee for Ba, but Chelsea were reluctant to do business with a title rival.

Elsewhere, Spurs’ League Cup tie against Aston Villa has been confirmed for Tuesday 24th September with kick off at 7:45pm. 

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