Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas sees Clint Dempsey as a striker.
AVB has no doubt about Dempsey's ability to be a leading marksman.
"Clint is a goal scorer," the Portuguese told Spurs TV Online. "He sniffs these opportunities like no one else.
"He scored two goals the other day against Coventry.
"He is always up there in the face of the goalkeeper. The reason why we bought him was exactly this - his ambition to score goals."