Tim Sherwood: Tottenham 'all right' with strikers

Although Jermain Defoe will leave for Toronto FC at the end of February, leaving only Harry Kane as depth, the Spurs boss is confident.
Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood insists that he has no regrets over the club's failure to sign a striker in January and backs Roberto Soldado to round into form.

Soldado, Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe have accounted for just 11 of Spurs' 31 Premier League goals this season, with the England international set to depart for Toronto FC on Feb. 28.

Dimitar Berbatov was linked with a return to White Hart Lane in January but opted to sign for Monaco, with only Harry Kane left to provide depth once Defoe exits.

Adebayor's five goals have come in just eight league games this season after he was brought in from the cold by Sherwood - who expects Soldado to break his slump sooner rather than later, having scored just once from open play in the top flight this season and again failing to find net in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Hull City.

When asked by reporters if he regretted a lack of January business, Sherwood replied: "No. We're all right with the strikers.

"It's just a matter of time before Robbie hits the target again and he starts scoring and he gets on a run. I thought he was all right [Saturday]. I thought his hold-up play was good. He had a few opportunities, a few volleys there which sometimes fly in, sometimes they don't.

"I'm not putting any pressure on him and he's not putting any pressure on himself. He's a good trainer, he's just got to stick at it. We've all been professional footballers and we know what it is like. You have just got to stick at it. What can you do?

"It doesn't just happen. You have got to keep training hard and working hard at it and then it will turn it round. It always does. I'm sure it's not the first barren spell he's had."