Tottenham Hotspurs have been struggling upfront this season.
The goals have not been coming in as many would expect, particularly for a side that is keen on winning the Premier League this term. The team has the defence to win the title considering how they have limited their opponents from scoring. It took them ten games o concede goals from open play. However, the goals have dried upfront since the injury to main striker Harry Kane.
They should be placing much higher on the current standings in the Premier League but for the blunt attacking performance of the team. They allowed defending EPL Champions, Leicester City equalize to share the spoils when they both met in the league on October 29.
Vincent Janssen has not proved to be a great buy for Coach Mauricio Pochettino yet. However, the 22-year old player got the opening goal for Spurs through a penalty caused by a Robert Huth foul.
For a well-coordinated Spurs side, it was surprising that they let Leicester pull one back through a slip. Victor Wanyama has been brilliant for Tottenham but he caused the error, allowing Ahmed Musa to capitalize and get the equalizer. Musa was lively throughout the affair and the goal seems to be his reward.
“We need to be more clinical. We need to score more,” Pochettino confessed after the game.
Spurs have gone five matches without a victory. Leicester showed their determination in turning things around, and they got the result they wanted at White Hart Lane – where Spurs gave Pep Guardiola his first Premier League loss.
The goal would be a confidence boost when Leicester play FC Copenhagen on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League. They still have a long way to go if they are to maintain their growing status in the Premier league. Riyad Mahrez has not been as impressive as last term and Jamie Vardy’s goals seem not to be flowing as last season.