Mourinho hints that Spurs may have beaten Watford and drawn versus Liverpool with a striker

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Tottenham Hotspur dropped points after narrow margins yet again in the Premier League this weekend, as they drew 0-0 with Watford.

This came a week after Spurs defended well against Liverpool, before missing late chances to level the match up at 1-1.

Jose Mourinho has now seemingly implied that his side may have picked up three more points if they had a striker capable of tapping the ball home in the squad.

This comes as Harry Kane is out injured until April after rupturing the tendon in his left hamstring on New Years Day, while Llorente and Janssen left the club last summer.

Perhaps this is a hint to Daniel Levy that an out-and-out striker is needed in the January transfer window to turn things around.

Mourinho has been playing Lucas Moura as his centre-forward, but the Brazilian is a small winger by trade. While Troy Parrott continues to be overlooked in the academy.

Jose said (Football London): “Again, this is a kind of game, I am not saying we would win, but it is the kind of game where you have a goalscorer, where you have a guy who smells goals, probably you win it. You feel the same when you see the Liverpool game, in the last 20 minutes how many times we just need a tap-in. That missing link is there. But we are doing our work.

“We all know. Injuries, it is the Christian Eriksen situation, we have our problems. But in the game today and the game against Middlesbrough – OK you can say it is a Championship team but at this moment there is no big difference between the Premier League and Championship – I think we showed good things, this organisation, this commitment, the intensity is going higher, the creation is there. I am happy with lots of things we did in the last few games.

“I think we have to adapt to what we have and we did it very well. It’s not about, sometimes the profile of the players is also sometimes the way the team is used to competing. If you imagine our team today with Sissoko or Harry Kane you find immediately two physical players. One who holds the ball up front and another who is powerful in the midfield.

“So it’s not like you need to buy physical players to make the team more physical. In normal conditions we have it. Then the competitive profile is something that you need to grow up on that. In relation to that I’m very happy that we come to such a difficult place and with the qualities we have on the pitch.

“We were good because we had control of the game and we played well. I’m happy. The only thing I’m not happy is that result but I’m happy with my boys, they did good.”

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