Eric Dier reveals how Spurs are coping without Harry Kane

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are desperately short of goalscorers at the moment with Harry Kane out with an ankle injury, and Son Heung-Min currently on international duty at the Asia Cup.

To make matters worse, Dele Alli went off with a hamstring problem during Spurs’ 2-1 win over Fulham yesterday evening.

This means that Spurs go into a crucial run of games including the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi final against Chelsea on Thursday without their three most potent goal scorers.

Tottenham are rumoured to be interested in adding strikers to their squad in January in order to cope with the injury crisis and have been linked with the likes of Josh Maja, Jarrod Bowen, Callum Wilson, and Malcom.

Pochettino, however, insisted after the game against Fulham that the squad is capable of dealing with the injuries and do not need additions in January.

Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier who returned to fitness in the game against Fulham after a couple of months on the sidelines, agreed with the manager’s sentiment and insisted that Spurs have the players to make up for the absence of Kane, Alli, and Son.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Dier said: “If that is what the manager said then I agree with him 100 percent. He is the boss and I am sure we can find solutions within the squad like we have done in the past.”

“We are upset that Harry is injured like we are upset when any player gets injured, but we have to get on with it. It is down to the team and the squad to rally and carry on.”

The England midfielder also insisted that Fernando Llorente has the qualities to deliver and that it was up to the team to give him the service he needs.

He added: “It is not a question of whether we can cope without Harry or not. He is one of the best strikers in the world, so any team would feel his loss when he is not playing.”

“We have to find solutions and move on. Injuries happen in football. That is why you have a squad, not just 11 players. Fernando is a very good player. He has very good qualities. We need to give him the service he needs to demonstrate his qualities. I think we can do that and he can help the team.”

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