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Former Spurs ace gives a bold opinion on striker problem at Tottenham
By Bruce Grove -

Dimitar Berbatov is the latest individual to voice his opinion on the current striker problems at Tottenham.

Spurs have relied heavily on Harry Kane for goals over the past few seasons and the Englishman has been delivering.

He is one of the best strikers in the world at the moment and doesn’t have a problem scoring the goals that Tottenham needs.

However, he has also struggled with injuries for some seasons now and when he has been absent, the team has lacked goals.

In the 2018/2019 season, they had Fernando Llorente as a backup striker, but last season they didn’t have any and they suffered for it.

Kane’s injury coincided with them falling down the league table and exiting various competitions.

They have been linked with a move for a new striker now, but Berbatov thinks that unless they convince a striker that they will rotate their team and give him chances, none will sign.

“When you think about it, what kind of other striker do you want to bring in? When you have a striker like Harry Kane, he is number one. So how are you going to convince the other player that he is going to be number two?” the 39-year-old told Football.london.

“If it’s me I’m not going to go there. I want to play football. So this is the problem in teams when you have a player like this, because Harry Kane is number one and he’s going to start.

“Even if he’s tired or has a knock here or there. ‘Harry are you ok?’ ‘Yes, I’m fine, I’m ready to play’. This is how he is, he always wants to play.

“The problem is that it can’t all fall on the shoulders of Harry Kane for sure. He’s going to have bad games like everyone.

“That’s when you need the players around him, or maybe another striker to come, and help him.

“It comes down also to what kind of formation Jose is going to play and that also plays a part in whether you need to buy more strikers.”

Berbatov added: “Honestly, you’ve got Harry Kane, Son, Dele Alli, Lucas, these are quality players who will bring you a lot of goals and assists as well.

“So who are you going to bring in to provide even more competition? How are you going to convince them? You’re going to have to tell them you’re going to rotate them sometimes.

“Off the top of my head it’s tough to think of someone to do that.”

Berbatov may be right in that the only way Spurs will attract a quality back up striker is if Jose Mourinho adopts a rotation policy. Can we really see that happening?

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Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago

For me we just need a good experienced striker for this season (get a proper one next summer) oliver G would be perfect on a “Morgan. Use the money further back on the pitch. He’d probably want a three year contract though. Sorry, Can’t do that oliver. 2 years is the best I can do. Give you a good goal bonus though. Players with rival connections means nothing to me.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago

For me we just need a good experienced striker for this season (get a proper one next summer) oliver G would be perfect on a “Morgan. Use the money further back on the pitch. He’d probably want a three year contract though. Sorry, Can’t do that oliver. 2 years is the best I can do. Give you a good goal bonus though. Players with rival connections means nothing to me.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago

For me we just need a good experienced striker for this season (get a proper one next summer) oliver G would be perfect on a “Morgan. Use the money further back on the pitch. He’d probably want a three year contract though. Sorry, Can’t do that oliver. 2 years is the best I can do. Give you a good goal bonus though. Players with rival connections means nothing to me.

MrChickenHead
MrChickenHead
5 months ago

Who cares you Ratfaced son of a rappst, talk about ManU instead. Hate you now.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  MrChickenHead

That’s way too harsh man.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  MrChickenHead

That’s way too harsh man.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
5 months ago

Tiresome story. Just put us out of our misery and sign somebody from League Two if we’re that hard up.

Leslie Crawford
Leslie Crawford
5 months ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Another name I hadn’t heard of today being linked is Patson Daka a Zambian born 21 year old playing for Red bull Salzburg.He scored two against Liverpool in preseason. He scored 24 this season with 8 assists. He had been behind Haaland & Minamino in the pecking order before they both left.He scored in the Europa league & the CL. Not currently on big money and comes across as a down to earth level headed professional when interviewed. Football London had given him a mention today. He plays in any position across the front three.Maybe another Mane in the making. I heard Kanoute that played for Spurs is his agent who took him to RedBull Salzburg .

MrChickenHead
MrChickenHead
5 months ago

He’s been doing the rounds on Twitter a bit, the last few days.

Leslie Crawford
Leslie Crawford
5 months ago
Reply to  MrChickenHead

I just watched his goals on YouTube, the other Poland striker Milik is looking too much with his wage demands.

MrChickenHead
MrChickenHead
5 months ago

This from twitter if you don’t follow it.

Still interested in Milik but nothing more. His agent leaking things to the press to force a Juve move now after Suarez denied the rumours.

Tier 2 [The Cockerel]

Leslie Crawford
Leslie Crawford
5 months ago
Reply to  MrChickenHead

He was going to go to Roma in a swap for the Turkish player Under but that’s on hold as the ageing ex City striker whose name I’ve forgotten remains there.He wants Juventus and is wanting £150k per week.

MrChickenHead
MrChickenHead
5 months ago

Dzeko?

Leslie Crawford
Leslie Crawford
5 months ago
Reply to  MrChickenHead

That’s him ✅

MrChickenHead
MrChickenHead
5 months ago

This from twitter if you don’t follow it.

Still interested in Milik but nothing more. His agent leaking things to the press to force a Juve move now after Suarez denied the rumours.

Tier 2 [The Cockerel]

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
5 months ago

So bored of the “who wants to be on the bench coz of Kane” crap..

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
5 months ago

ohh dear….he just wants free tickets..be quiet…