Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon is expected to be fit for Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final second-leg against Real Madrid.Spurs were without the speedster during the 4-0 thrashing at the Bernabeu after he withdrew due to illness minutes before the first whistle.
Lennon took no part in the 3-2 victory over Stoke City in the English Premier League on Saturday, but manager Harry Redknapp expects him to be ready by Wednesday.
“Aaron wasn’t well again on Friday and not well enough to play against Stoke,” Redknapp said.
“He did some work on Friday with the fitness coach and then joined in with a little game but didn’t feel well enough.”
“I think he will be fit enough to play on Wednesday.”
This will be a welcome opportunity for the wing heeled England star to demonstrate to those less charitable that Real Madrid weren’t a team that overawed him.
When Lennon suddenly had to bail from last week’s game against the Spanish giants, there were a good number of ‘fans’ who suspected that the player had lost his nerve.
This nonsense will be put behind Lennon very soon.