For the third year in a row, February 1st starts with a round up of a very quiet deadline day and once again, there is no new striker arrival at White Hart Lane. In fact, there were no new faces at all meaning that Lewis Holtby was the sole arrival during January.
Supporters would probably accept that the rest of the squad needed no reinforcements but the centre forward issue remains the talking point. Spurs were repeatedly linked with a bid for long term target Leandro Damiao but as the clock ticked down, the deal came to nothing with reports that Internacional were determined to hold on to their player until the summer at least.
So that leaves us with Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor as and when he returns from AFCON. Will this be a turning point in our season or can the players’ cope?