Tottenham latest: Sherwood discusses draw as Gomis could replace Defoe

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Following the disappointing draw with strugglers West Bromwich Albion, Tim Sherwood has been discussing his opinions on the match.

The newly appointed Tottenham Head Coach discussed his side's creative and goalscoring woes with BBC Sport: “Today we could have had a few more [chances] around the penalty area, we could have risked the ball a bit better, I think we should have shown a little bit more guile. Overall I think we will improve,” he said.

He also dismissed suggestions he is only a short-term fix for the club, despite admitting he was a gamble: "It's a gamble because I've never done it before.

"But there are a lot of good managers who had never done it before and become a success. I was never a professional player until I stepped on the field."

"I regard [that] as an insult [on being a short-term fix], but it is only an insult if I go and win all the games," Sherwood said.

"What can we do? If we win all the games and they bring someone else in after I've won the league, then I'm going to Real Madrid," he added. 

As Tottenham's strikers continued to struggle to offer a goal threat for the North London club, Metro linked them to Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis in the upcoming transfer window.

The 28-year-old forward, who is out of contract in the summer, will be available for a modest fee, and is more than likely to move as Lyon try and bring some money in for him rather than lose him for nothing in a few months.

Lyon have been struggling this year, but Gomis has still scored 10 goals in 19 games, and Merto predicts he would be available for around £5 million.

The paper continues by saying Sherwood will have a limited transfer fund available for the transfer window, but that one player departure could swell the club's coffers a little.

The Jermain Defoe to Toronto rumours have begun again, with talks reported to begin in the next few days.

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