Former Man Utd midfielder says Spurs are not equipped to cope without Kane

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Dom Le Roy

Harry Kane has been ruled out of action until at least early March after sustaining an ankle injury against Manchester United last weekend. Scans revealed that the England captain had damaged ligaments in his left ankle.

With Son Heung-Min currently involved in the ongoing Asia Cup, Spurs are short of strikers at the moment with Fernando Llorente cutting a lonely figure as the only fit senior striker available to Mauricio Pochettino.

It is unclear if Pochettino will opt to play Llorente up front or Dele Alli as a false 9. Some even suggest that the Argentine might give 20-year-old Kazaiah Sterling a runout.


In his pre-match press conference, Pochettino insisted that Tottenham were capable of dealing with their current injury problems.

However, former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Ince disagreed with the Spurs manager and said Spurs aren’t equipped to deal with Kane’s loss.

Speaking to BBC, Ince said, “No, definitely not [equipped to be without] Harry Kane. I think with Son, as well as done, you’ve got Moura or Lamela who can come in, but Harry Kane has always been the focal point for the last four or five years.”

“How do they change it? Do they have money in the coffers? Will Levy spend any money? Do they want to bring anybody in? If Llorente comes in does that mean a different style of football? Do they go a bit more longer?”

“There are just so many permutations that they’ve got [to deal with].”

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