Clint Dempsey may have been a surprise arrival at Spurs Lodge while we were all awaiting news on Joao Moutinho but his international boss is predicting that the former Fulham man will make a big impact at White Hart Lane.
Jurgen Klinsmann, boss of the United States national side for whom Dempsey has 87 caps believes that it’s a good signing for his former club.
He has that type of character and personality. He was admired and loved at Fulham and now it’s another level to step up to for him,” Klinsmann said.
“As long as you work hard, as long as you give everything that you have, he has all the technical ability and talent, the people will love him,” he added.
Dempsey is also relieved to have put the last few weeks behind him and is looking forward to getting on with the job at The Lane.
“I think it’s the perfect fit for me – To play with some of the players there, to challenge myself, I know I’ve got my work cut out for me to try to break into that line-up but I am just looking forward that challenge and seeing if I can rise to it,” he said.
It will be interesting to see where AVB plays him and with a record of around a goal every 3.5 games, will be continue that in front of goal where we may need it most?