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Spurs boss Ramos defends Defoe bench decision

Tottenham boss Juande Ramos defended his decision to start his matchwinner against Manchester City - Jermain Defoe - again on the bench.

"It's true that Defoe definitely helps the team when he comes on," said Ramos.

"But I have four centre forwards I have to choose between. He's one of them.

"Obviously we now only have three forwards to choose from so the minutes will get shared around - mathematically he has more chance of playing.

"There's no one, two, three or four in order. We simply have four centre-forwards to play in two positions, so two can play each game and two have to sit it out."

The win puts Spurs up to 13th in the table after a series of late goals cost them points in recent games.

"We've lost some very important points in last minutes of games, or in injury-time," added Ramos.

"We hope this is a turning point which gives us an impetus to go further up the table."

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