Did Tottenham fail in the January window?

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A real transfer regret for Tottenham Hotspur?

Date: 6th February 2013 at 9:37am
Written by James McManus

Tottenham maintained their push for a top four place courtesy of a second Gareth Bale howitzer inside a week, during their displays against Norwich and West Brom, but will the club's decision not to bring in another striker prove costly down the home straight as the campaign wears on? Firstly, it looks as if Jermain Defoe is going to be sidelined with an ankle injury after hobbling off against the Baggies in the 39th minute, with manager Andre Villas-Boas placing his initial treatment time as three weeks, but it could be longer with ligament damage. The silver lining to such an injury is that Togo were eliminated from the African Cup of Nations on Sunday evening, so Emmanuel Adebayor could not be returning at a better time. Villas-Boas said immediately after the West Brom victory: "We will have to see the full extent of the injury. But we will ... Read More

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  • kevinkammien
    1 year ago

    Tottenham have four central attacking midfielders in (Sigurosson, Holtby, Dempsey, and Bale) and only one fit striker in Adebayor. They can get into the top four IF Villas-Boas can figure out which of these central attackers can convert into a striker to give support.

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  • nick.schnell
    1 year ago

    Unfortunately, Dempsey proved he cannot be a consistent striker during Adebayor’s time at the African Cup of Nations. Tottenham needed more help up top.

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  • Martin Crawford
    1 year ago

    A huge mistake on Levy’s side – I hope Tottenham aren’t made to pay!

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  • Taylor-Williams
    1 year ago

    Although Spurs fans will be excited by the signature of Lewis Holtby, it only distracts from the fact that Spurs are extremely light up top. A striker should have been prioritised even more in January.

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    Greg Newcombe
    1 year ago

    With Adebayor returning from the AFCON and Holtby looking like a shrewd signing, I think a lack of transfers, in particular a striker, has been overplayed. Spurs are still looking strong and they’ll be in a better position to sign a proven striker in the Summer rather than panic buying in January.

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  • Sam Antrobus
    1 year ago

    Considering the sort of aspirations that club has for the season, you can’t help but feel that Levy has taken an unnecessary risk here, but I agree with Greg on this one. Spurs have got enough to deal with it and considering the way Defoe has played over the last few weeks, we’ve pretty much been playing with 10 men for a month anyway.

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