Neil Ashton told the Supplement that more players must to get on the scoresheet if Tottenham are to arrest their slump in form.
Spurs spent much of the season on Manchester United and Manchester City's coattails, but have won just one of their previous nine Premier League matches following Saturday's loss at relegation-threatened QPR.
That run has seen Harry Redknapp's charges slip to fifth in the table and in danger of missing out on a place in next term's Champions League.
Daily Mail man Ashton said: "Goals are taken out of the team because (Redknapp) doesn't believe strikers Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe can play together.
"And when those two are not playing, and Rafael van der Vaart is not scoring, where are the goals going to come from?
"Scott Parker is seen as the guy who knits everything together and was so influential for West Ham last year, but he hasn't scored a goal since he has been at Spurs.
"You need players like him, the England captain, to make a contribution."
Duncan White, meanwhile, has put Tottenham's recent toils down to a lack of confidence and opposing teams getting to grips with their style of play.
"Spurs have got quite a lot of young players in that squad and young players tend to be prone to inconsistency," said the Sunday Telegraph writer.
"And when the confidence gets dented it tends to go down quicker than with an experienced side.
"Spurs tend to dominate a lot of the ball but they seem to have lost that edge that they had for the first two thirds of the season when it comes to breaking teams down.
"Redknapp needs to take responsibility for not freshening the team up but I think he feels the players have not played with the incision that they had.
"A lot of their better players are playing in the same sort of area, so you've got Gareth Bale coming in from the left touchline and joining Luka Modric and van der Vaart .
"They've got a lot of skilful players but their opponents have worked them out and realised you can bottleneck them."