Nacer Chadli explains why Tottenham’s lack of goals is not a problem

Tottenham have scored just three goals in four games this season.

Spurs have been struggling to hit the back of the net this term, but Nacer Chadli has told the Mirror that there is no problem whilst chances are still being created on a consistent basis.

The Belgian attacker said: “Three goals in four games is not enough for a club like Tottenham. You have to score more and we know that and we’re going to work harder. As an attacking player, you have to score. We are creating chances - that’s positive. As an attacking player, if you don’t create chances it’s a big problem, but if you’ve created chances and you don’t score maybe it’s an off day, it can happen to everybody.”

Tottenham’s lack of goals has been one of the factors keeping them down near the bottom of the table, as, although performing well throughout the side, finding the back of the net has been nigh-on impossible.

Two goals against Stoke, and one against Leicester are all that Mauricio Pochettino’s men have to show for their early season form, but it is not like they are struggling to create chances.

The Lilywhites have averaged 15.3 shots per game - the sixth highest tally in the league - whilst their 5.8 shots on target per game is the fourth best in the division. However, they are just failing to beat the opposition goalkeeper enough to pick up points.

Chadli is correct to suggest that, whilst not scoring is bad, Spurs are still playing positively as they are creating chances.

However, unless Tottenham’s players start to hit the back of the net soon, then the lack of firepower will become a real issue.

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