Tottenham's season is really open to interpretation.
They have only conceded one goal in three games and their defence looks sound, especially in terms of skill. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has so far been world class.
Going forward they have had a few promising attacks but lacked the final ball or the right shot to put the ball in the back of the net. Spurs have scored two goals in their opening three Premier League fixtures, both coming from Roberto Soldado penalties.
Their midfield has shown signs of greatness, but hasn't been able to put the final product together. None have league goals or assists, and sometimes they have struggled to find the right pass or keep possession. Etienne Capoue was having a promising start to his career in north London, but it looks as if he could now be out a while after sustaining an injury against Arsenal.
However, many of these problems could be simply attributed to a lack of adjustment time. When all of the assets get used to each other, this will without doubt be a scary side. Especially with the addition of Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela, the final ball should come around a little more often.
One thing that holds true in football, however, is that there are good days and bad days. The great teams are able to win on bad days. When Tottenham can't earn a penalty or find a great ball, they could struggle to find goals.
The loss of Gareth Bale means that they don't have that one player who can single-handedly win games. Bale was that player who could win them games that they didn't necessarily deserve to, and now he's in the Spanish capital.
However, the transfer window isn't over just yet and the position that the Spurs really need to address is the striker. Mexican international Javier Hernandez, or Chicharito, could be a solution. Tottenham knew what they were getting with Soldado; he's a pure finisher that needs service. They haven't had that service and he hasn't scored during open play so far in the League.
Meanwhile, Hernandez is a very balanced player who can take chances but also create his own in the box. Hernandez is an expert at sliding the ball past the keeper. He's better in the air than Soldado and, although a worse finisher, can create space. At White Hart Lane, he would see regular playing time (which is no guarantee with Manchester United) and it's hard to imagine both Soldado and Hernandez having coinciding poor runs of form.
Tottenham are set to have another great season. However, they need another striker to assure consistent runs and prevent sudden drop offs that can cost them a top four place.
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