Villas-Boas on Defoe dispute
- From the section Football
Andre Villas-Boas dismisses Jermain Defoe's perceived slight at being substituted during the defeat by Wigan last weekend, revealing the striker had an upset stomach.
The Tottenham manager also praises NK Maribor's "winning mentality" ahead of their Europa League tie at White Hart Lane, and confirms he will have to do without a number of injured first-team players.
The Slovenian champions drew 1-1 with Spurs when the sides met a fortnight ago, leaving Tottenham still hunting for their first win in Group J, having drawn all three of their games so far.