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The Portuguese manager gave Villas-Boas just 45 minutes of action this season having isolated him from the first-team squad

Hugo Lloris was knocked unconscious in Tottenham's 0-0 draw with Everton last weekend

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Newcastle United 1: Hugo Lloris set to return for France against Ukraine on Friday

Goalkeeper missed the Tottenham defeat on Sunday after being advised to rest

Roberto Soldado opened the scoring on his Tottenham debut with a penalty in the 50th minute

Tottenham v Newcastle: Roberto Soldado warns there are no easy games in the Premier League

Spurs face the Magpies on Sunday, who are high on confidence after their victory over Chelsea

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe became the club's top goalscorer in Europe with his penalty against Sheriff

Tottenham 2 Sheriff 1: Jermain Defoe reveals words of encouragement from Martin Chivers helped him break record

Defoe bumped into Chivers at half-time and his belief in Defoe helped the striker break the club record for goals scored in Europe

Spurs' Hugo Lloris receives treatment before returning to the pitch

Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants rule change to allow an extra substitution if a player suffers a concussion

The Spaniard's call comes as the latest in the fallout from Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas's decision to keep Hugo Lloris on the pitch

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris lies stricken on the Goodison Park pitch after colliding with Romelu Lukaku

Andre Villas-Boas risks re-opening feud with Romelu Lukaku after suggesting Everton striker could have avoided collision with Hugo Lloris

Spurs manager responds to criticism for failing to take the goalkeeper off after he suffered a blow to the head

Hugo Lloris stays on the field during Tottenham's draw with Everton despite being having earlier lost consciousness

Hugo Lloris concussion: Tottenham goalkeeper set for further assessment

Frenchman will undergo tests ahead of Spurs' Europa League game against Sheriff Tiraspol

Emmanuel Adebayor could be on his way out of Tottenham as they increase their interest in Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez

Transfer news: Tottenham keen on Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez and will fund move with Emmanuel Adebayor sale

Andre Villas-Boas wants to strengthen his attacking options in January with move for out-of-favour Hernandez

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Chelsea's striker Fernando Torres (L) tussles with Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen (R) after a tackle. GETTY IMAGES

Greg Dyke admits FA rules are flawed after Fernando Torres escapes punishment for scratching face of Jan Vertonghen

The Chelsea striker escaped punishment because the incident had been seen during the game, albeit only partially

Joe Cole fears Jermain Defoe will be back to haunt him

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is hoping for a first-team call-up for today's game against West Ham – but his old team-mate Joe Cole is not.

Tottenham celebrate a late winner in the Premier League against Cardiff City

Tottenham are good enough to win the Premier League title, declares Ledley King

Shaky starts by the usual contenders makes this campaign among the most open in memory

Jermain Defoe scores the opener for Spurs – his seventh goal in just four starts this season

Tottenham v West Ham: Andre Villas-Boas confident Spurs can recover after Europa League exploits

The north London club were playing in Russia on Thursday

Jermain Defoe scores the opener for Spurs – his seventh goal in just four starts this season

Tottenham v West Ham: Jermain Defoe set to return to the bench in the Premier League despite scoring seventh goal in four games

Andre Villas-Boas admits that he will consider starting Defoe but his recovery from Thursday's Europa League victory over Anzhi Makhachkala is likely to see Roberto Soldado continue in attack

Jermain Defoe scores the opener for Spurs – his seventh goal in just four starts this season

Anzhi Makhachkala 0 Tottenham 2 match report: Jermain Defoe streak continues in Europa League, but Andre Villas-Boas is not for turning

Striker's goal moves him to within one of Martin Chivers’ club record of 24 goals in European competition, but Roberto Soldado expected to lead the line against West Ham on Sunday

Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Capital One Cup against Aston Villa

Anzhi v Tottenham team news: Jermain Defoe given opportunity to break club record in Europa League

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Lacina Traore of Anzhi Makhachkala and Christian Eriksen of Tottenham

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