Spurs are desperate for goals and must sign a striker this month

By | 22nd January 2020
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Tottenham have not scored in the Premier League in 2020. They have to bring in some backup for Harry Kane

By Ben McAleer for WhoScored

One centimetre. That was the difference between one point and three points for Tottenham at Watford on Saturday. When Ignacio Pussetto hacked Érik Lamela’s attempt off the line in the 92nd minute, José Mourinho must having been ruing yet another missed opportunity for his team. The 0-0 draw at Vicarage Road extended Tottenham’s poor run in front of goal this year. Only two of the 91 clubs in the Premier League and Football League have not scored a league goal in 2020. Bristol Rovers, whose last goal came in a 2-1 defeat to AFC Wimbledon on Boxing Day, are one of them. And – after failing to score against Southampton, Liverpool and Watford – Spurs are the other.

Tottenham have not found the net in the league since Harry Kane won and then converted a penalty against Norwich City on 28 December. The hamstring injury he suffered in their next match on New Year’s Day has clearly, and understandably, impacted the team adversely. Spurs have taken 41 shots in their three league matches in 2020, but their gameplan under Mourinho is faltering without an out-and-out striker.

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This post written by Ben McAleer originally appeared on Football | The Guardian. Read the full post here.

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