Harry Kane injury: Tottenham’s options in striker’s absence

Harry Kane injury: Tottenham’s options in striker’s absence

Harry Kane injury: Tottenham’s options in striker’s absence

Spurs face a striker shortage for the remainder of January with Harry Kane having picked up an ankle injury during Sunday's defeat to Manchester United and Son Heung-min having now joined up with South Korea at the Asian Cup.

More immediately, with South Korea forward Son Heung-min away on worldwide duty and Brazil winger Lucas Moura also injured, Pochettino is left with Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen as his only fit senior forwards.

When speaking about whether Kane's injury changed their transfer strategy, Pochettino told Sky Sports: 'It didn't change with all that has happened with Harry [Kane] or Sonny.

'At the same time, we know it is going to be tough and hard to add the player that we want and to help us to finish the season. I'm sure it's going to be a good opportunity for young players through the academy to show their quality.


Spurs will miss Kane's influence massively in the coming weeks and months, and Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping the player tasked with replacing him during that time can step up and perform.

Kane was injured in the final few seconds of Sunday's defeat 1-0 by Manchester United at Wembley and will miss the high-flying club's most critical month of the season including both legs of the Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund, the League Cup semi-final second leg with Chelsea and a host of other key games.

'But that can not be an excuse in case we don't achieve what we want.

"We know what it means to have Harry Kane fit and available to play and help the team to win, but we have a squad and [his absence] can't be an excuse". But of course, we have a squad - that can not be an excuse'.

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