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Can Tottenham cope without their star duo?

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Bale & Lennon are both missing for Spurs  (©GettyImages)
Bale & Lennon are both missing for Spurs (©GettyImages).

Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon have been the stars for Tottenham this season, however the pair will both be missing in weeks to come. 

In the last minute of added time against Basel last night, Gareth Bale; in the left-back position challenged for the ball and went over on his ankle.

Fear had arisen when his leg seemed to go at a 90 degree angle with his right foot and he was taken off by a stretcher.

However reports from Tottenham Hotspur have said that he has sprained his ankle ligaments, with first fears of a broken ankle being abolished. Aaron Lennon also failed to come out of the game without an injury, but this was not because of a challenge. Lennon had been out previously with a hamstring problem and that was the first concern. However, Tottenham have reported he has soft tissue contusion below the knee. Both players are set to be out for up to 2 weeks, being out for the Everton game (7th April) and the second leg against Basel (11th April).

Many football fans and pundits have dubbed Spurs as a one man team. However, the win percentage with Bale playing is similar to when he is not and it's apparent that Spurs score more goals without him.

However, Bale has become key to the Spurs side in recent months and other players must now step up in his absence.  

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored in the tie against Basel, but has only scored five goals since joining in the summer. Clint Dempsey may also be in the line-up because of his goal scoring abilities. He has scored five goals in the league, although his chances have been limited in the side.

Spurs will prove to the fans they can cope without Bale if they put in a good performance and secure three points against Everton, but this will certainly be no easy task as David Moyes' men are also in search of a Champions League spot. 

 

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Tottenham Hotspur
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Aaron Lennon
Premier League
Gareth Bale
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