Opinion: Spurs’ serious striker crisis

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

There is just hours left in the January transfer window. Tottenham are still in need of a striker. But with time running out, I am starting to have serious doubts about getting one in and our future for this season.

In previous years, an injury to Harry Kane had not been much of a problem. Mauricio Pochettino had to deal with set-backs to Kane quite often. But last season, the club pretty much went to the Champions League final without our talisman.

Kane would only play the away leg of the round of sixteen tie against Borussia Dortmund, before another lengthy injury against Manchester City in the next round would ultimately rule him out until the final.

But with Jose Mourinho, we are seeing a different style of football. The club are no longer playing the swift counter-attacking football that we had become accustomed to upon a Kane injury. Mourinho has been proven that he can no longer play long passes from the back. Lucas Moura and Heung-Min Son have ultimately struggled to adapt since Kane’s injury away to Southampton on New Year’s Day.

I am really starting to worry as the clock runs down. The names that we have been linked with quite frankly are unconvincing. I am hoping that we will get a long-term answer to this problem, rather than a signing like Olivier Giroud (Sky Sports).

The one potential signing I was onboard with was Krzysztoph Piatek. However, the club have seemingly lost out to Hertha Berlin (Sky Sports). As once again a club have seemingly lost patience with the transfer negotiations of Daniel Levy.

After Kane’s injury, Tottenham have really struggled for form. It is not rocket science that goals would be hard to come by when you lose a striker like Harry Kane. However, in most matches we have been toothless in attack.

In the last week, we won unconvincingly against Norwich. Before, failing to put the cup game against Southampton to bed. Despite playing some good football at St Mary’s, the failure to put the ball in the back of the net cost Spurs once again.

With just hours left in the window, I am seriously hoping that the club take action. When Jose Mourinho was appointed in November, I had hoped there’d be more ambition in situations like this. But quite frankly, this January has shown the opposite.

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