After a string of thrilling victories under Ange Postecoglou, the North London team was riding high; however, their most recent setback has left them in fifth position.
Aston Villa, led by Unai Emery, emerged victorious at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, November 26, winning 2-1.
The Midlands club moved into the Champions League places at the expense of Postecoglou’s men with the three points. It was always going to be a tough task for the hosts to get something from the game given their long list of injuries.
That long list, which includes the likes of James Maddison, Micky van de Ven, Ivan Perisic, Richarlison and Manor Solomon, among many others, may just force Postecoglou to delve into the transfer market.
There is, however, already an option right under his nose in the form of young striker Troy Parrott, who is currently on a season-long loan at Excelsior Rotterdam.
And the 21-year-old is certainly enjoying himself in the Netherlands, with Parrott netting his fourth goal in 10 Eredivisie matches against Feyenoord on Saturday (25 November). The forward also grabbed an assist as his side lost 4-2, his second in as many games.
Former Tottenham striker Harry Kane stole all the headlines in the summer when he left for Bayern Munich, but Postecoglou did at least manage to only temporarily lose his fellow striker Parrott.
And that could prove to be a superb decision, with the Republic of Ireland international potentially still having a key role to play in North London.
If the youngster is given a chance, and if he takes that chance with both hands, Tottenham could save millions by not having to sign a new striker.