Our German midfielder still has a few weeks to go before he is ready for competitive action after his cruciate ligament injury.
That means he won't be around when we travel to Stevenage Borough for our first pre-season friendly.
Just over a year ago Steffen scored his one and only Spurs goal in over 100 appearances in our 8-1 win at Broadhall Way.
"That was the most important game for me of the whole season!" joked Steffen. "I am very unhappy to miss it this time.
"It was easy for me to score there before. Can I remember it? I can't sleep some nights! I can remember everything.
"The game is Sunday, I'm not there and I'm not happy to miss it but there are more important games this season."
Steffen Freund will miss out on a return to the scene of, arguably, his greatest moment in a Spurs shirt on Sunday.