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Are Spurs a one-man band?

Tuesday 1st November 2016
It has been something that has been associated with the North-London based club for a while, but the question needs to be asked even more so in their current situation. Is Tottenham Hotspur too reliant on Harry Kane?

The reason why I ask such a question is because in my humble opinion it seems more than just a coincidence that Spurs have struggled since their talismanic striker has been ruled out through injury.

Kane, who has been the North London's side's top score in the last two seasons, has been in very desperate need for support for a very long time. To rectify this problem, Spurs have tried to sign many strikers.

Clinton N'Jie, Roberto Salgado, Son Ki Heun and even Vincent Janssen, these are to just name some of the forwards who have come and gone. Of course, Janssen and Son are still at the club.

In the case of Dutch striker Janssen, the former AZ Alkmaar forward being in his debut season will naturally need time to settle in, but in the case of former Bayer Leverkusen man Son he has had a season to settle in.

To be fair to the South Korean man, he had been good goal scoring form when Englishman Kane has been injured, but even he in recent weeks is going through a bad patch of form.

With Spurs going through a barren run in front of goal where they have drawn in successive games, in fact, drawn 0-0, it further rages such a debate.

The fact that Tottenham are in the Champions League this year only emphasises the point that the 23-year-old Harry Kane needs support. As good a player as he has proved to be in the past two seasons, he can't do it on his own.

Although it's hardly a crisis at White Hart Lane just yet, the fact that they are struggling somewhat now Kane is out of the side must be a concern. Like I have pointed out before, dare I say it, this is the best time to be in a crisis, but with the top of the Premier League Spurs won't want to cut too far adrift.

Tottenham will have to learn this and learn this quickly, they're going to have to learn to win and to win ugly. The North Londoners have hardly turned into a bad side overnight, but the issue of them struggling without Harry Kane has come back to the fore.

Having said that, if Tottenham win their next game all will be forgotten this is the strange thing with football sometimes. Spurs do not look to be the same team when Harry Kane is not present in the squad, arguably recent results prove that.

However, on the flipside, Tottenham did manage to beat Manchester City without Harry Kane. The issue quite simply isn't black and white, but one thing is for certain the North London side will be a better side with him in their team for sure.
Ayyaz Malik

Hi guys, I am Ayyaz. I type by day and I type by night, I type what others are thinking. I eat, drink and sleep football (I think in that order) . Watching football is part of my five a day. They say money makes the world go round, yeah right we all know it's football that makes the world go round. I am a Manchester United fan for my sins.

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