Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has been boosted by the news that midfielder Aaron Lennon could be back in the first-team squad for the match against Wigan during the weekend. Tottenham are currently fifth in the Premier league table and they are battling out with Chelsea and Arsenal for a top four spot. The form of the team has dipped in recent months from the lofty heights they achieved since the turn of the year. One of the reasons attributed towards the poor form has been a lack of Lennon, who has been injured.
Tottenham’s play is largely based around the two wingers – Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon. In the absence of both these players due to various injury problems in recent weeks, their form has dipped of late. However, they have the chance to get back into the top four with a win over relegation threatened Wigan during the weekend. The match will not be easy because Wigan are usually good at home during this stage of the season despite their relegation problems. Due to the fact that Tottenham will be playing ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal this weekend, they will want to get an advantage in the points table to put pressure on their rivals.
“All of our remaining five games are vital. Our destiny is in our hands and will try to get as many points as possible. The Wigan game is a totally different proposition to City last week but just as important. We have to understand that only the same motivation as playing against the champions will give us the conditions to win this game. Aaron has trained with the team and is back in contention. It’s good to have him back,” said Villas-Boas. Spurs will face Chelsea in the remaining five fixtures at Stamford Bridge.