Tottenham Hotspur started the new decade with a loss away from home to a team in the bottom half of the Premier League table.
Not exactly what you would expect from a side who made the Champions League Final last year and are seemingly pushing for a top-four finish again.
Spurs fell even further behind in the race for the Champions League spots with that loss, with Arsenal, Manchester City, Leicester, and Chelsea all picking up points.
However, New Year’s Day got even worse for the Lilywhites at St Mary’s, as both Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele were both forced off with respective injuries.
While Spurs have the likes of Harry Winks, Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko, Victor Wanyama, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Oliver Skipp, and more to cover Ndombele, the same cannot be said for Kane.
Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son can both cover as strikers, but the only other out-and-out striker at the club is 17-year-old Troy Parrott.
Despite this, Jan Vertonghen says Spurs have the squad to cope (Daily Mail): “Harry is obviously a very important player for us, one of the best players in the league and on and off the pitch he’s very important. But we have the squad to cope without him.”
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