Alderweireld issues rallying cry to Spurs’ remaining forwards amidst injury crisis

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are now without their two highest goal scorers for the long-term, after Heung-min Son fractured his arm against Aston Villa last weekend.

Despite picking up the nasty injury in the opening moments, Son played on for the full 90-minutes and even bagged two goals to help his side to a 3-2 win.

However, the South Korean will now undergo surgery, much like his teammate and fellow goalscorer, Harry Kane.

Kane ruptured the tendon in his left hamstring back at the start of January and has been out ever since.

With these two now on the sidelines, Spurs will rely on the likes of Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, and Dele Alli for goals.

Toby Alderweireld, who chipped in with a strike of his own against Villa, has now issued a rallying cry to those still fit in the attacking end of the pitch.

He has urged them to step up and fill the void left by Kane and Son (Daily Mail): “It’s up to other people now to show their qualities up front so I think we created some chances against a very good team and we have to believe that others will step up and make goals.

“People have to step up, not just one person. In one game it will be one guy, another game it will be someone else. We must not stare blind on this one result, we created a couple of chances against a very opponent. We have to work hard and solve this as a team.

“We proved last season we can score everywhere. Of course, we will need some luck, but it’s only the first half, second half to come.

“We are still in it. Of course, we wanted a better result but we know we have the quality to win everywhere we want, everywhere we play.

“This tie is not over. We can win the second game, we can go there and win the game. We must believe that we have the players and the experience to do it.”

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