Clint Dempsey reflects on ‘good first season’ at Tottenham

Clint Dempsey is satisfied with his performances for Tottenham during his first season with the north Londoners

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Clint Dempsey sealed a move to Spurs from Fulham last August Photo: wjarrettc/Flickr

Clint Dempsey has expressed his satisfaction with his performances for Tottenham during his first season with the north Londoners.

The United States international signed for Spurs from Fulham on the final day of last summer’s transfer window and scored 12 goals in all competitions for Andre Villas-Boas’s men.

And although the 30-year-old would have preferred more first-team opportunities, the forward is pleased with his first campaign at White Hart Lane overall.

“It’s been a good season,” Dempsey told Spurs TV.

“I would have liked to have got a full season with the team, would have liked to have chipped in with more goals but having 12 goals and eight or nine assists in all competitions is a good return, my second or third best season since I came to Europe, so I’m happy enough with that.

“To play an important role in the games at the end of the season, helping with goals and assists to keep the goal alive, that’s been great. It’s been a good year. I wish I had had a pre-season but I’m happy to have played a part.”

Dempsey added: “Any time you can score big goals, goals against big teams and goals in important games it always feels good because that’s when you need them the most. To have been able to chip in with a few has been great.

“Perhaps I am critical of myself because of the success I had last season and the numbers I put up. That’s the last thing I could go off. I wish I could have chipped in with more.”

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