The stat which suggests Tottenham never needed Antonio Candreva

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Former Tottenham Hotspur target Antonio Candreva recently achieved a stat which shows why Spurs didn't need him.

Former Tottenham Hotspur target Antonio Candreva achieved a unique stat in Lazio’s 3-0 win against Cesena.

The Italian had eight shots, which is more than any other player in any other game in any of Europe’s top five leagues this season.

However, it’s also a stat which demonstrates that Spurs haven’t missed out by not signing him.

The 27-year-old was strongly linked with a move to White Hart Lane during the summer transfer window but went onto to say that he was happy at Lazio and open to signing a new deal with the Serie A club.

  Total Scoring AttemptsPlayed
Queens Park Rangers 55 4
Manchester City 53 4
Tottenham Hotspur 51 4
Newcastle United 50 4
Manchester United 49 4
  Total Scoring AttemptsPlayed
Queens Park Rangers 55 4
Manchester City 53 4
Tottenham Hotspur 51 4
Newcastle United 50 4
Manchester United 49 4

Shots at goal is an area where Tottenham haven’t struggled at all this season.

They are competitive in terms of accumulative shots at goal from all games so far this season and the number of shots on goal they managed during the 4-0 win against QPR has been bettered in only 12 instances from all games played.

It also goes further to dispelling the myth that manager Mauricio Pochettino needed to sign more attacking talent during the summer transfer window, with Emmanuel Adebayor, Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane his options up front.

There is creativity in Tottenham’s midfield and the job is improving the side’s conversion rate and building upon the seven goals scored in the league already this season.

Tottenham could look to make further signings in the winter transfer window but more likely for the high number of games the side is due to play.

Spurs are due to play twice per week until the weekend of October 5, which provides an early glimpse of how busy their fixture list is going to get this season.

Candreva is reportedly ready to move on and Spurs certainly shouldn’t consider it a case of missing out.

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