When Tottenham faced off against north London rivals, Arsenal, in a closely contested 1-0 defeat for Spurs, AVB's teamsheet boasted the clinical prowess of new recruit, Roberto Soldado.
However, the side failed to provide a glimpse of goal for the Spaniard, resulting in a painful defeat against one of their most important adversaries.
Villas-Boas was forced into playing Belgian powerhouse, Moussa Dembele, as the creative midfielder tasked with conjuring up chances for his much coveted striker. Dembele failed to provide the accurate pass needed to trouble the Gunners' defence; consequently, the poacher had to feed off the break of the ball when a hopeful cross was whipped into the box.
Dembele didn't seem suited to the role he was made to play; the 25-year-old is a better fit to play as a deep-lying midfielder, making barn-storming runs, and firing shots from long-range.
Following the Spurs' creative sector's performance in the derby, the momentous news that Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen had put pen-to-paper at White Hart Lane should be applauded by all sections of Tottenham fans.
Eriksen’s inspired performances against the likes of Manchester City and Ajax’s Eredivisie opponents in a title winning season convinced Tottenham to splash out a reported fee of £11.5m. And he seems to be tailor-made to fill the gaping hole in the no.10 role in Spurs' 4-2-3-1 system.
The silky former Ajax man oozes class, precision and confidence – all at the young age of 21 – with Eriksen already having two goals and three assists to his name in just four games at the Amsterdam ArenA this season before making his move to the Premier League.
The man who recently arrived in north London joins an influx of foreign, young talent at White Hart Lane. He will pair up and look to provide for fellow signing Erik Lamela, 20, who has also shown an eye for goal; bagging an impressive 15 in 33 games for the Italian giants.
It seems Tottenham have all the goal-scoring abilities of a top European outfit, and now that they have acquired a player that can feed the frontmen and create a spark, it seems that the side can now excel in every aspect.
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