‘People have short memories’ – Spurs midfielder makes confident claim about the squad

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Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has asserted that the team have the tools to be able to cope without Harry Kane for the next few months, just as they did when the striker was out injured last season.

The England captain is not expected to be back in action until April after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring (The Telegraph).

Spurs have been linked with several strikers from across Europe in the last few weeks as they seek to bring in a replacement for the 26-year-old (the Independent).

However, Alli feels that the current Spurs squad has already proved that they are capable of getting the goals without Kane.

The Lilywhites were without their talisman for a crucial part towards the end of last season but the likes of Son-Heung-min, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura and Fernando Llorente stepped up as Spurs went all the way to the Champions League finals.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Alli said, “People always have short term memories. Look at when he got injured last time. Look what we did without him.

“We proved that it’s about the team, not a single player. Harry is a fantastic player and he would be a miss to anyone.”

The 23-year-old also admitted that the team didn’t create enough going forward again Watford which is why they failed to come away with a win.

Speaking about match, the England international said, “Not enough runs in behind Definitely not clinical enough. I look at myself first.

“I had that header and should have scored. The other attacking players may not be happy with the chances created as well… we weren’t creative enough.”

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It has been painfully obvious the last couple of weeks that we are missing a focal point upfront. While the likes of Son, Lucas, Alli and Lamela certainly have goals in them, none of them have the presence upfront to play as a No.9 in Mourinho’s system. We desperately need to sign a striker this month if we are to have any chance of finishing in the top four.

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