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Dempsey Happy to Score 'Important' Goals
Independent, May 13th, 2013 1:27PM
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Clint Dempsey is gaining a reputation for coming up with crucial goals for Tottenham Hotspur. The U.S. international, who has four goals in his last six games in all competitions for Spurs, scored one and then set up Emmanuel Adebayor for the second in a 2-1 win at Stoke City, a result that keeps North London within touching distance of UEFA Champions League qualification with one game to play. Dempsey was later named man of the match.

After the game, the Texan, who has 12 goals in all competitions for Spurs this season, reflected on his contribution this season. "I haven't scored as many goals as I did last year but I'm pleased that they're important ones,” Dempsey told Spurs TV. “Hopefully, I can keep scoring important goals that also get my goal tally up.”

He added that the win “keeps our dream alive that in the last game we will get the right result, and then maybe with a little bit of luck and the way the results go in the Arsenal games we might have a chance." Tottenham needs Arsenal to draw or lose either Tuesday night at home to relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic, or away to Newcastle on the last day of the season next Sunday, to stand any chance of UCL qualification.

Meanwhile, Fulham coach Martin Jol has once again pointed to the club’s failure to replace Dempsey as one of the main reasons for its mediocre season. "Last year we could score out of nothing; we had Clint Dempsey to score winners," Jol told reporters after the Cottagers’ 3-1 loss at home to Liverpool on Sunday. "With Dimitar Berbatov, we gained somebody who could score goals but we lost things in other areas."

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