Tottenham midfielder Parker took advantage of injury to rest

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker believes his enforced rest through injury has benefitted both himself and the team.

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker believes his enforced rest through injury has benefitted both himself and the team.

The 32-year-old England international made his first Barclays Premier League start of the season in last Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United following an Achilles injury.

He said on tottenhamhotspur.com: "I think the break has really done me good and I feel fit and sharp. I touch wood when I say it, because football can come around and bite you on the backside, but I feel really good."

"On a personal level I feel fine, really good. I've had a few games now and I'm raring to go and get right back into it."

"I was out for five months but I was in the gym every day for the best part of four months of that time, doing conditioning and strength work."

"In a weird way I think my body needed that rest because I've played a lot of football for many years now and that was probably the longest I've been out for as long as I can remember."

 

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