Kyle Walker backs Spurs to end goal drought soon

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Kyle Walker has backed Tottenham's strikers to come good after they drew another blank against Everton on Sunday.

Spurs have only managed nine goals in the Premier League this season - three of which came from the penalty spot - and failed to add to that tally in their 0-0 draw against the Toffees at Goodison Park yesterday.

Walker refused to blame lead striker Roberto Soldado, a £26 million buy from Valencia in the summer, for the club's woes in front of goal, and believes the Spaniard, who has six goals to his name this season, will find the back of the net more regularly soon.

The 23-year-old also insists they are working hard as a team to ensure they score more often.

'It's not probably falling the way he [Soldado] would like, just scoring from the penalty spot," the England full-back said.

'They're goals but probably not what he wants goals to be like.

'But he works hard in training and I feel his performances on the field are going to bring goals.

'In training he is on fire, but it's not falling for him in the games.

'It will definitely come, though. He's a fantastic player, a Spanish international and the goals will come.

'I believe fully in every striker we've got at the club - Adebayor, (Jermain) Defoe, Harry Kane even.

'It just takes time. The goals are going to come, most definitely.

'It's just about being patient and if we keep clean sheets, we can't get beaten, so the worst it's going to be is a draw.'

Emmanuel Adebaor is yet to play for Tottenham this term because of a disrupted pre-season which was followed by a spell training with the reserves.

The Togolese striker said in a recent interview that he 'cannot get any lower' having been effectively frozen out at White Hart Lane.

However Walker believes there is still a place for him in Andre Villas-Boas's squad.

'He is a fantastic player,' he insisted. 'He trains really hard.'

'It's not up to me to decide whether he plays or not, that's a decision for the manager.
'But we're fully behind him and the manager so whatever team he picks, I'm sure he'll do well.
'You don't play for Arsenal, Man City and then Real Madrid if you're not a decent player.'

Despite their problems in front of goal, Spurs have enjoyed their best ever start to a Premier League season, largely thanks to the second most frugal defence in the league which has shipped only five goals.

And the former Sheffield United man says it is only a matter of time before their performances at the front start matching the performances at the back.

'It's fantastic to get a point from Everton. It's a very good result, it's a hostile atmosphere. We'll take a point.

'On our first-half performance we should have scored. It wasn't meant to be but we have kept another clean sheet, that's seven in the last 10 games. It's perfect for us.

'Defensive-wise - I'm a defender - the clean sheets we have been keeping as a back five, including the goalkeeper, have been fantastic.

'We just need to keep grinding results out. I'm sure the results will come.'

Walker added of Tottenham's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League this season: "With the players we have got here it should be the minimum requirement, top four.

'We need to get that top four spot this year. Fingers crossed we do it.'

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