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Dempsey relishing centre stage

26 November 2012 16:04

Tottenham forward Clint Dempsey says he is enjoying his recent transition to a central role.

The USA international was often deployed on the left-hand side for Fulham before leaving the club to make the move across London in the close season.

But, after playing a part in two of his side's goals and nearly scoring himself during Spurs' 3-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday, the 29-year-old is relishing his new position.

"I've been frustrated with not really getting on the ball, getting into the game and impacting games," he told London 24.

"I was able to give a bit more of an angle and drive with the ball a little bit more, and take some more shots and try to create chances for other people.

"It's good to play a part in two of the goals and I was a little bit unlucky not to get one myself, hitting the bar.

"I'm traditionally used to playing in a 4-4-2 system when I'm the guy on the left, but I'm not really an out-and-out winger. I'm someone who comes inside and I'm more like an attacking inside-left player.

"Being more central is good because you're in a position where you see more of the ball, but it's about getting on the ball and making the movements that's going to allow you to do that.

"I'm starting to do a better job in that respect."

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