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Bale injury hurts Spurs

2 December 2012 02:56

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe said Gareth Bale's hamstring injury suffered during his side's 3-0 win over Fulham is as a massive blow.

The England international scored a double against London rivals at Craven Cottage, netting on 72 minutes before firing home again just five minutes later.

Bale limped off with a hamstring injury during the clash much to team-mate Defoe's disappointment, but the striker feels Andre Villas-Boas' squad has enough quality to make sure results do not suffer.

"Obviously Gaz (Bale) is a massive blow for the team," Defoe told Absolute Radio.

"The way he plays you can't really replace a player like that, but at the same time I think someone else can come in and do a job for the team.

"Luckily enough we've got a strong squad, we've got some great players, players that can come in and players that can play out of position, players that can adapt and do a job for the team."

Spurs boss Villas-Boas was under the microscope following an indifferent start to their Premier League campaign, but Defoe insists that he is not under pressure at the club.

He added: "Obviously there's times like at the beginning of the season when we weren't really getting results and he was getting a little bit of stick and to be fair he's always been calm, always been calm.

"He's been in training and you'd never look at him and think 'this is a man under pressure', he's always been calm and in training as well and now we're getting results."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
1 December 2012
Game week
15
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 3
Venue
Craven Cottage (London)
Attendance
25426

Goals

0 - 1
56' Sandro
 (assist by M. Dembélé)
0 - 2
72' J. Defoe
 (assist by G. Sigurðsson)
0 - 3
77' J. Defoe
 (assist by C. Dempsey)

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Substitutes

# Player Bookings
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6
14
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38
# Player Bookings
13 57'
22
46
24
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29

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Premier League table

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