TOTTENHAM’S disappointing defeat to Newcastle on the weekend has reportedly crystallised Mauricio Pochettino’s worries over his attack.
Harry Kane became the only senior member of the Spurs squad who naturally plays as a central striker when Fernando Llorente’s contract expired in the summer.
The Spaniard is still without a club but was given the opportunity to return just weeks after leaving.
However, that offer was snubbed due to the reduced terms proposed by the North London club.
And Daily Mail state Pochettino’s fears that missing out on Llorente or a plan B replacement will cost Spurs big.
Vincent Janssen ended his nightmare spell at the club in the summer while youngster Troy Parrott is yet to be trusted with a competitive outing.
Of course, Llorente was far from proficient but Poch is now set to rely on shifting Lucas Moura, Son Heung-min or Dele Alli up top when required.
Llorente netted eight goals for Tottenham last season yet the majority of those strikes came in domestic cup competitions.
CHELSEA, Liverpool and Man City are more likely to draw Atletico Madrid in the Champions League than any other team.
And it’s bad news for Spurs (unless you fancy their chances against Barcelona).
Nonetheless, he would have likely be thrown on as the team floundered in their opening Prem games of the new campaign.
A Tanguy Ndombele wonder strike and Aston Villa nerves snatched Spurs an opening day win, which was followed by a fortunate draw at Man City and Sunday’s blank versus Newcastle.
And the problem may not necessarily be their finishing but their supply – star striker Kane only mustering a single shot in each of Spurs’ last two games.