While Gareth Bale has taken Tottenham Hotspur to a different height this season, almost taking the burden of the club single handedly, there are some players who have underperformed to a huge extent for Spurs.
New singings Clint Dempsey and Gylfi Sigurdsson haven’t made a huge impact as expected. However, in the Sunday’s match against Arsenal at White Hart Lane, Sigurdsson made a significant contribution for the opening goal and could have bagged one goal too had he converted Defoe’s pass towards the end.
However, the biggest disappoint for Spurs this season is their striker Emmanuel Adebayor. He came last season on loan and impressed everyone with 18 goals and 12 assists. This season, he has only managed three goals in all competitions.
The major point of concern is his attitude towards the game. Manager Andre Villas-Boas was frustrated with his lack of urgency to return to Spurs from national duties while his body language in match days hasn’t been too professional either.
Against Arsenal, he just made 22 touches with only 60% passing accuracy. Is that what a striker should contribute, especially in big games like London Derby? He is the biggest underperformer for Spurs this season.