Tottenham’s slump in form hasn’t exactly begun with the loss of Clint Dempsey to a niggling calf injury but it would be no surprise to see AVB rushing the American straight back into the starting XI as soon as he is fit.
Clint could well return for the Swansea match next weekend providing the American comes through this international week unscathed. The midfielder has been included in the USA squad for their forthcoming match with Costa Rica and Jurgen Klinsmann seems set to use him in such an important World Cup qualifier.
Many players split opinion down the middle but Dempsey tends to polarise views more than most. After arriving in August and taking his early run in the side, the various stats suggested that he was one of the busiest players in the Premier League with regard to miles covered but did his contribution match that effort?
Clint then started to chip in with goals to be met with the criticism that they were against weaker opposition – until that late, late equaliser against Manchester United.
As Spurs look to recover from two straight league defeats has your opinion of Clint Dempsey altered? Quite simply, is he missed?