Scott Parker felt Sunday’s win against Sunderland gave another shining example of the strength of the squad.
Having lost Jermain Defoe and Gareth Bale late last week, we then had the sight of Aaron Lennon limping off 27 minutes into a tough encounter at the Lane.
Roman Pavlyuchenko replaced Aaron and grasped his chance off the bench with his first Premier League goal of the campaign, a low shot drilled into the bottom corner from Rafa van der Vaart’s clever pass.
It was enough for the three points, got us back to winning ways, stretched our run to 13 wins in our last 13 league matches and lifted us back into third place.
“It was a difficult game, a real battle,” Scott told Spurs TV Online afterwards. “The important thing is that we ground out the result.
“Teams make it difficult for us with men behind the ball and it was disappointing to lose Azza so early, especially with Gareth also out.
“But we’ve got quality in the squad and proved it again with Pav’s lovely finish. I thought he looked sharp and a threat. He always looks like he can score a goal.”
The midfielder is now looking ahead to Thursday night’s huge clash against his former club Chelsea.
“It’s a big game for us, Chelsea, a derby and a very good side,” he added. “We’ll have to come out firing and we’ll be looking to win again.”