Sigi Schmid says he is not at all worried about Clint Dempsey’s failure to score since joining the Seattle Sounder.
The USA international has not registered a goal in five MLS appearances following his transfer from Tottenham at the beginning of August but Schmid is not too bothered as the table-toppers have won seven and lost just once since his arrival.
“I think it’s something we don’t need to worry about,” Schmid told reporters at training on Tuesday.
“His goals will come. If he saves all his goals for the playoffs, I’m OK with that, too. I think he’ll get his goals. He wants to do well.
“Anybody who’s used to scoring goals, the pressure builds a little bit. But sometimes you just have to let the steam off a little bit, relax and somehow when you least expect it happens for you."
Former Fulham star Dempsey also felt his goals would come in due course: “I feel like I’ve been playing good. I’m liking the touches I’m getting, the chances I’m creating.
“They’ll just come when they come. All you can do is work hard. That’s all you can control.”