Tottenham news – Rafa rapid return, Harry unaware of Sandro deal, Debutants impress in first win

Rafa rapid return.

Tottenham attacker Rafael van der Vaart has revealed that he could be back earlier than expected from his hamstring injury picked-up against Man City.

The Dutchman was originally expected to be out for six weeks, however he told his official website: “I have been treated intensively by (physiotherapist) Dick van Toorn. I was able to do proper turns again and regular sprints. Next weekend seems like no problem to me!”

His physio, van Toorn says the player in next weekends Premier League clash with Liverpool: “In the hospital they said Rafa would be out for more than a month but he can play in next week’s Tottenham match. I will leave that decision up to the medical staff of Tottenham.”

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Harry unaware of Sandro deal.

Harry Redknapp has revealed he was not aware that Brazilian midfielder Sandro was in contract negotiations with the club, following news that the 22-year-old has penned a new 5-year-deal.

The Spurs manager told Sky Sports: “I was pleased to see that on Sky Sports News. It was good, I never had a clue. I was pleased to see it but I didn’t know anything about it. I don’t get involved in that really, the chairman deals with that. Managers don’t get involved anymore in negotiations. It’s been like that for years and years, which is fine.”

Debutants impress in first win.

Tottenham recorded their first win of the season against Wolves, with debutant striker Emmanuel Adebayor getting on the scoresheet in a 2-0 away win for Harry Redknapp’s side.

After a cautious first half, Spurs upped the pace in the second half, and when Scott Parker, the other Spurs man making his debut, slid the ball through to Adebayor, the Togo international rounded the ‘keeper to put Tottenham 1-0 up. The second came soon after, as Jermain Defoe and Niko Kranjcar linked with a one-two, before the England striker powered the ball past Wayne Hennessey in the Wolves goal.

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