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Clint Dempsey has already settled in well with the Spurs.
He found net against Manchester United, and he has filled a hole in the attack.
Dempsey’s strength lies in his ability to play with the ball at his feet. In that way, he is not a traditional striker. He is, however, not a traditional midfielder either.
Dempsey plays the role of a roaming striker, and it is a role that he plays very well. He can float behind a traditional striker and play the ball up the field with Dembélé, Bale and Lennon.
He has shown offensive awareness that is necessary for a goal scorer of his caliber. His goal at Old Trafford was created by his ability to be at the right place at the right time to clean up Gareth Bale’s rebounded shot.
AVB clearly brought Dempsey to White Hart Lane for a purpose. As the season continues to unfold, look for Dempsey to be one of the players that shines for Spurs as he fulfills that purpose.