So, sadly (or perhaps not so sadly after this start) Tottenham Hotspur supporters have to deal with yet another international break. After a start that sees Spurs with just two points through three games, this break might not have come at a better time. Maybe some trips to play with their national brethren will help revitalize a flat Spurs side.
So which Spurs players are going where this international break? Let's break it down:
Kicking it off with our two most prominent nationalities on the site, the England National Team has called up Jermain Defoe and Kyle Walker for their qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine. Defoe seems to have a huge opportunity to step up for England due to Wayne Rooney's injury absence, while Walker will compete with Glen Johnson for the starting right back position.
Tottenham also has a strong presence on the new England U-21 squad, as Steven Caulker, Adam Smith, and loaned-out Danny Rose were all called up for the 2013 U-21 Euro Qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Norway.
For the USA's home-and-away qualifiers against Jamaica new signing Clint Dempsey will star. This will have to be one of the must-watch qualifiers for Spurs supporters, as the team and fans try to figure out just where Deuce's fitness and form are after missing Fulham's first three league games and much of the pre-season.
Spurs fans will be watching new signing Hugo Lloris captaining the French National Team against Finland and Belarus. After Andre Villas-Boas released comments that the Frenchman would not necessarily unseat current starter Brad Friedel, a couple of killer performances in these qualifiers could help change the gaffer's mind.
After the Croatian trio departed Spurs this summer, Belgium is now pushing to be the random new national team of Spurs supporters. Moussa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen will face that same Croatian side, as well as Wales. Wales of course will feature Gareth Bale, as the winger faces Serbia as well as The Dragons try to get off to a strong start.
Gylfi Sigurdsson will lead his Icelandic side into games against Norway and Cyprus, as the attacking midfielder tries to regain some of last season's form. Strong play could help re-invigorate Gylfi, but more of his slow start could help push him down the Spurs depth chart. Sandro will stay with the Selecao, as Brazil continues its pre-World Cup tour against South Africa and China.
Which international matches featuring Spurs players are you most excited to watch? Sound off below:
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