Tottenham Hotspur morning news: PM backs Yid chants, Defoe's message for AVB

A round up of this morning’s news relating to Tottenham Hotspur.

Prime Minister David Cameron has backed the right of Tottenham fans to sing ‘Yid’ chants at matches.

Recent proposals from the FA suggested anyone using the word on match days would be subject to prosecution.

“There’s a difference between Spurs fans describing themselves as Yids and someone calling someone a Yid as an insult,” said the PM.

Spurs striker Jermain Defoe has admitted his chances of a place in England’s World Cup squad are slim if he doesn’t play more regularly for the club.

Defoe hasn’t started a Premier League match so far this season and says one of the only ways he can grab Roy Hodgson’s attention is to be playing and scoring.

“It’s important for me to play because it’s a World Cup year. It’s important for me to play because it’s a World Cup year,” said the striker.

Spurs winger Andros Townsend says his time on loan at QPR last season was close to make or break for him at the top level.

Townsend has started the season well, featuring in Tottenham’s first team, earning himself in the recent England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.

“The time I spent at QPR last season was massive for me. I would say it was almost make or break because it was my chance to show what I could do at the highest level,” said the midfielder.

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