O’Hara must go under the knife

O’Hara suffered a stress fracture last season and has been under
the care of a specialist this summer. Two independent specialists
have now been consulted following a further scan and it has been
decided that he should have surgery. Spurs have given no indication
of how long O’Hara will be out for, but he will hope to have
Champions League football to look forward to on his return.
Tottenham must overturn a 3-2 deficit at White Hart Lane on
Wednesday night if they are to progress past Young Boys and make it
through to the group phase of Europe’s premier competition. There
is a minimum £10million at stake in one of the most important
games in the club’s recent history, but the players are staying
calm, according to in-form wide man Gareth Bale. “I don’t think we
feel pressure,” the Welshman told the club’s official website. “We
know we’re good enough and, if we play to the capability we know we
can play, we can beat most teams.” Bale scored both goals in a 2-1
Premier League victory away to Stoke on Saturday and feels Spurs
can build on such a performance. He said: “It was massively
important to get the win at Stoke, confidence is up now and
hopefully we’ll get the job done on Wednesday night.”