The good news is that Tottenham Hotspur finally completed a match without conceding, on the road, no less. The bad news is that the game ended 0-0, and Spurs missed out on an opportunity to close the gap between themselves and fourth place Chelsea. Thanks to a Blues draw on Tuesday, there is a chance for a redo.
Tottenham were inches away from a win over Watford, but instead had to settle for a draw. Now a home fixture against last place Norwich City gives Spurs a chance to move six points back of Chelsea and keep their slim top four hopes alive. Fifth through 13th is extremely crowded right now — just four points separate these nine clubs — so wins feel very important.
Of course, wins have been nearly impossible to come by as of late. Spurs will hope that Tanguy Ndombele can help shore up the midfield now that he appears to be back to just about full health and improve both the defense and the offensive ball progression. There are so many issues with the squad right now, but that means that any positive should make an impact.
Again, this is a match that can and should be won. Three matches into 2020, though, and Spurs have yet to record a league goal, let alone a league win. January is quickly coming to a close and perhaps there are still some moves to be made, but for now Tottenham just need to put together a solid performance on the pitch to get things moving in the right direction.
TEAM NEWS— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) January 22, 2020
◾ Rupp comes in for his first start
◾ Hanley replaces suspended Godfrey
◾ Stiepermann and Amadou return to the bench#TOTNOR
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