Tottenham Hotspur somehow scraped past Fulham with a 1-2 victory on Sunday evening and the most obvious reason for their struggles was Harry Kane’s absence.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men conceded early in the game but came back in the second half with fortunate goals from Dele Alli and Harry Winks. Fortunate, yes! Because the Cottager’s keeper, Sergio Rico should have claimed or laid a hand to both the crosses that allowed the opposition to score those two easy goals.
Fernando Llorente was gallantly ineffective in most of his endeavours on the pitch last night with his age catching up to him. Vincent Janssen’s career at North London is pretty much finished and yet Ed Malyon of the Independent understands that the Spurs might not pursue a backup striker this January.
With Tottenham’s track record in the transfer market, it seems like Mauricio Pochettino might be happy to continue with the squad he has at hand. Despite drawing links with a number of figures like Jarrod Bowen of Hull City or Barcelona’s Malcom, a concrete report has not come out stating Spurs’ genuine interest in any potential signings.
Instead, they have bid farewell to Mousa Dembele and are also without Heung-Son Min until the end of the Asian Cup. Escaping a close scare on the weekend, the club is still in the 3rd spot of the Premier League with Chelsea 4 points behind after their defeat to Arsenal.
There is still a possibility of seeing a new face at White Hart Lane over the final ten days of January window but the Tottenham faithful should take caution from being encouraged.