Spurs manager Martin Jol has heaped praised Younes Kaboul whilst also conceding the obvious, that Tottenham have missed Ledley King desperately.
Jol said: “We have got Kaboul, he is young but he has all the potential to be like Ledley King”
King, however is the only major player left in the treatment room, with Lennon expected to play some sort of role in tomorrows massive derby game against Arsenal.
If Jol is feeling the pressure of Tottenham’s less than assured start, he certainly isn’t showing it. The Dutchman sounded confident when he said: “There’s no pressure,….We want to get back to winning ways, that is our main focus.I would say that for me there are no worries. I’m looking forward to the game.”
Meanwhile, in the red half of north London Arsene Wenger has put everyone at ease by pledging his entire life to Arsenal, and according to Arsene divorce will never be on the cards, a club is for life, not just for a couple of seasons. Arsene beamed:
“I am at a stage in my career now where I don’t want to be associated with anyone else. It is like a marriage.You need clear rules at the start, you have the freedom to accept them or not. I feel I need full technical responsibility, maybe others like to share that. It is important to have rules. I met this club at the right moment of my life. I was mature enough to give what I had learnt. I had difficult times at the start, but the club was always behind me. I had the freedom to work with my ideas.”
So, will Tottenham, on the road back to relative full squad fitness, test Arsenal and Arsene – fresh from their renewal of vows ceremoney?