Just typical, we’re struggling in the league and now we have players injured.
For tonight’s game against Slavia Prague in the UEFA Cup, Jermain Defoe, Edgar Davids, Paul Stalteri and Anthony Gardner are all out. Perhaps more worrying is that Ledley King could miss out with a knee problem.
Jol told the club’s official website: “Ledley has a bit of inflammation on his knee but itâ€™s getting better every day, so he could still be a possibility.
“Defoe will be out with his ankle, Davids will be out with his ankle. Davids could take another week and Defoe is a quick healer, so he could be available against Portsmouth on Sunday.
“Anthony Gardner isn’t fit and Paul Stalteri is out. He has a little tightness in his hamstring but could still be available for Sunday.”
On others injured, Jol added: “Berbatov is getting better and could be available for Sunday, Malbranque is going well after his operation and has started running again.
“Lennon is ahead of schedule and perhaps needs another three and a half weeks.”
Despite the injuries, I’m still confident that we can get a positive result against the Czechs.