By Dominic Toner
Danny Murphy believes that Tottenham trio Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Moussa Sissoko all need to improve in front of goal.
The three Spurs players have contributed just four goals between them in all competitions this season and struggled to add goals from the midfield.
The north London club are currently without a win in their six matches across all competitions and have scored just three goals during that time.
Forward Vincent Janssen is still searching for his first goal from open play since his summer arrival and is taking time to adjust to English football.
Former Spurs midfielder Murphy claims that the side are not getting enough attacking threat from the midfield and has named the players who must improve.
“The likes of Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Moussa Sissoko are not chipping in with enough goals,” Murphy wrote on BBC Sport’s website. “Other than (Dele) Alli, there does not really seem to be a goal threat from Tottenham’s front four, or anywhere else in their team.
“Tottenham’s front four are not looking anywhere near as dangerous or creative when you compare them to the players in the same positions from the teams above them in the table – City, Liverpool and Arsenal.”
Spurs face rivals Arsenal on Sunday in the Premier League and their first-choice striker Harry Kane could make his return from injury.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino will still hope that his attacking trio behind the striker can contribute with more goals.
Eriksen has scored just two goals in his first 14 appearances this season and has looked way off his high standard.
The 24-year-old is yet to register a Premier League goal this season and has failed to threaten the goal from the left wing.
Argentinian winger Lamela has probably been the most impressive of the trio, but is still heavily criticised by supporters for his inconsistency.
The 24-year-old has scored two goals in his 14 appearances and has contributed seven assists.
Sissoko, 27, moved to White Hart Lane in the summer for £30million from Newcastle.
The French international is yet to register a single goal or an assist in his first nine appearances and will miss the clash against Arsenal as he serves the last of his three-game suspension for elbowing Bournemouth’s Harry After.
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