During those quiet moments of reflection with his Powerpoint software, Tottenham coach Andre Villas-Boas will have considered why his team aren’t scoring many goals this season.
An obvious deduction is that Tottenham have lost the goals of Gareth Bale, who not only scored plenty last season, but also scored vital goals.
Erik Lamela, the £30m winger recruited to wow the fans in place of Bale, has been puzzlingly left out of the side even though his attacking threat would surely create more chances.
This lack of service could be why Tottenham’s strikers aren’t doing the business. Roberto Soldada likes to score from close range but he isn’t getting the ball where he wants it and has so far failed to shine.
Perhaps Tottenham need another number 10 to provide ammo and a creative spark for a team so close to motoring. We suggested last week that AVB may have given some thought to the idea of re-signing Dimitar Berbatov. He apparently wants to leave Fulham and would surely love a return to White Hart Lane – the scene of his greatest successes.
We think that he could easily prove to be the missing link for Tottenham. He’s 32 now but still fit and his football brain has lost little of its sharpness.
Bookmakers SkyBet have installed Tottenham as favourites to sign The Bulgarian in the winter window and we think that it could be a re-match made in heaven. At odds of 7/2 Tottenham are clear favourites for his signature if he does leave Fulham this winter.
Tottenham fans, would you like to see Berba back at The Lane?
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