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Attacker needed in January: Three things we learned about Tottenham in defeat against Man United

COMMENT By Harvey Byrne

Football Insider analyses three talking points from Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.

Attacker needed in January

Tottenham added three attackers to their squad in January in Vincent Janssen, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Moussa Sissoko. However, none of the trio are good enough to start in a Spurs attack, which is currently struggling for goals. Harry Kane is the main goal threat for the north London club, but behind him there isn’t another consistent goalscorer. Mauricio Pochettino’s main focus in January must be an attacker if the club is to try and improve on last season’s successful third placed finish.

Tottenham will struggle to make the top four

Tottenham failed to take advantage of Manchester City’s horror show on Saturday against Leicester and this is the type of situation Spurs need to take advantage of if they are to make the top four. The defeat on Sunday has left the north London outfit in fifth place and three points behind fourth place. On the other side they have United creeping up on them with three points also separating Spurs from sixth place. Tottenham have only beaten City from the top six this season and their form against the top sides could be detrimental to Spurs in their quest for a top four finish.

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Hugo Lloris further enhanced his reputation

If not for Lloris at Old Trafford the scoreline would have looked a lot worse for Tottenham. The 29-year-old has long been considered one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League and he showed his class again on Sunday with a number of high quality saves. Spurs must ensure that they finish in the top four this season, or the France international will surely be off, as his ability is a lot higher than a club outside of the Champions League places.

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