Thierry Henry: This is what Tottenham must do in January window
By Harvey Byrne
Thierry Henry has claimed that Harry Kane is carrying too heavy a goalscoring burden and Tottenham need to sign a gamechanger to ease the pressure on him.
The north London club fell to a 1-0 defeat against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon in a match which saw little chances for Spurs.
It only marked their second defeat of the league campaign, but they are still down in fifth after failing to kill off games with six draws to their name.
England international Kane has scored seven of Spurs’ 24 league goals this season after missing five weeks with an ankle injury.
He is considered the main goal outlet for the side and Henry stated they need to bring in a new attacker ahead of the January window because summer signing Vincent Janssen has not fired.
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“At one point Tottenham drew a lot of games and people were wondering whether it was because Harry Kane was not playing,” stated Henry on Monday afternoon’s Sky Sports News.
“Harry Kane has been playing recently and he did in all fairness score some goals. Son has also been scoring some goals for them, but when Harry Kane is not scoring in big games, who does score for them? Someone also needs to come in.
“They brought Janssen in, who hasn’t answered the call yet. You have to give the guy time to adapt, but the problem is Tottenham need a guy that can come off the bench and change the situation.
“If Son starts and Harry starts and you do not have someone on the bench who can change something it becomes very difficult for the likes of Harry Kane because he knows if he normally doesn’t score then Tottenham are in trouble.”
South Korean attacker Son Heung-min is Tottenham’s second highest goalscorer, trailing Kane’s nine goals in all competitions with six in five more appearances.
Behind them see’s Denmark international Christian Eriksen with five goals and many supporters are hoping for more of an attacking threat from the 24-year-old this season.
However, the north London outfit did score eight goals in their two fixtures prior to the Old Trafford defeat against Swansea and CSKA Moscow respectively.
They will face 19th placed Hull next on Wednesday and they will be eager to put a few goals past the Tigers.
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