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Spurs star: We’ll miss Bale but we’ll be okay at Everton

Tottenha's Gareth Bale. Photo credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Tottenha's Gareth Bale. Photo credit: Nigel French/EMPICS

Sunday, December 2, 2012
8:12 PM

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe believes his side have the ability to cope without Gareth Bale, who was forced off with a hamstring injury.

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The winger has been in good form in recent weeks but picked up the injury in the second half.

“Obviously losing Gaz is a massive blow for the team,” Defoe said.

“Because of 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.

“We’re lucky because we’ve got some great players that can come in, play out of position, adapt and do a job for the team.

“When Gaz went off the pitch Clint Dempsey went over to the left-hand side and did well. I think we will be okay.”

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Tottenham Hotspur

Nickname: The Lilywhites.

Ground: White Hart Lane (capacity 36,310).

Founded: 1882.

Honours: First Division (until 1992) and Premier League: 1951, 1961

Second Division: 1920, 1950.

Southern League: 1900.

FA Cup: 1901, 1921, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1981, 1982, 1991.

League Cup: 1971, 1973, 1999, 2008.

Uefa Cup: 1972, 1984.

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Leading appearances: Steve Perryman, 854.