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Toronto FC: Not Using Jermaine Defoe Against Swansea A Good Thing?

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Tottenham Hotspur has seen their play being improved in recent weeks under the management of Tim Sherwood.

The former midfielder was supposed to be an interim coach after the departure of André Villas-Boas, who was sacked after being continuously outscored by England’s top teams, and Sherwood has done such a good job that he will now remain at the position for good. The players seem to love their style and they are getting results, just like they did today against Swansea City.

The Spurs dominated from start to finish and were sparked offensively by Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor – who has been rumored to be a transfer target for several MLS teams – as the towering striker netted two of the three Spurs’ goals. The other one was scored by defender Chico – against his own team – and Swansea pulled one back thanks to Wilfred Bony, but it wasn’t enough as Tottenham cruised to a 3-1 win.

As for Toronto FC fans, they are surely happy their man Jermain Defoe didn’t play, but it would be better if the England international had a bigger role within the team. The lack of play can hurt him and there’s a chance he might not be on his best shape once he has to join the Canadian side, so it would be better for him if he had more minutes.

Tottenham clearly doesn’t need him at this point, as they are getting the job done. It seems like there’s light at the end of the tunnel as the Spurs want to leave their slow start to the season behind them.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google.