Strikers didn't do their job - Jol blasts Defoe and Bent

Last updated at 09:42 05 October 2007

Tottenham manager Martin Jol blasted his second-string strikeforce after the 1-1 draw with Famagusta in Cyprus.

Spurs went through 7-2 on aggregate and although he was delighted to reach the group stages of the UEFA Cup, he admitted the second leg result was not good enough.

Jermain Defoe scores against Famagusta

Robbie Keane came off the bench to net a late equaliser after Jermain Defoe and Darren Bent had failed to make the most of rare starts.

Jol said: "I have to think positively and for me it's great that Tottenham are in Europe again," Jol added. "We had a couple of thousand supporters here and it is always good to see them happy.

"Jermain Defoe had five or six chances on his own, Darren Bent had two big

chances. If you don't finish them off you have to settle for a draw."

Jol has been criticised for his substitutions but bringing Bale and Keane on

effectively spared his blushes.

"We had enough time and I knew Bale is good going forward and Keane is a good

finisher," Jol said. "We needed them both. I wanted to win, that is why I put

Adel (Taarabt) on to change things. In the end, we're going to the next


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