Bruce's View: Tottenham Hotspur

Last updated : 26 December 2005 By Brian Cartlidge

Blues had managed to more than match the North London outfit for the first forty-five minutes at White Hart Lane before the hosts edged in front following a contentious penalty decision in the 58th minute allowed Robbie Keane to fire them in front from the spot. Jermain Defoe scored Spurs' second deep into stoppage time.

"We took on the team in fourth position at the start of play and anyone who walked into the ground would not have known who was at the top of the league and who was at the bottom," Bruce said after the 2-0 defeat.

"We have got to take the positives out of the performance and, if we keep playing like that, I'm sure something will turn for us.

Bruce explained his decision to completely changed the midfield area for the Boxing Day clash, highlighting the hectic festive schedule as the main reasons.

"We have got a lot of games and we have had to make changes and I was pleased with all the players who came in," he added.

Lack of firepower was once again evident against Spurs and Bruce has revealed that he is keen to add a striker to his ranks when the transfer window re-opens next week.

"We would all like a striker and that is what we need. We need someone to be firing for us," he said.