Heung-min Son reveals how Spurs will cope without Harry Kane

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham go into the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City on Wednesday, with a 1-0 lead courtesy of a late strike from Heung-min Son.

With Harry Kane absent after injuring his ankle again in the first leg, Spurs fans will be hoping Son can provide the firepower in his absence.

When the England captain missed games in January and February, it was Son who stepped up to the plate and scored important goals to take Spurs over the line in several games.

The South Korean started from the bench when Tottenham took on Huddersfield on Saturday with Pochettino choosing to pair Lucas Moura with Fernando Llorente up front.

The pair were a nuisance for Huddersfield’s defence throughout the ninety minutes, with Moura netting a brilliant hat-trick to help Tottenham win the game 4-0.

Speaking ahead of the second leg, Son insisted that the team was capable of compensating for Kane’s absence.

According to the Telegraph, the 26-year-old said, “Harry’s a big miss for us, but we have a big squad.

“Lucas showed with three goals today. Everyone is ready for this race and every single game.”

He also denied that there was extra-pressure on him to provide the goals with Kane being absent, and said that he will just look to enjoy the game.

He added, “No. I just enjoy football. Everyone, not just me, should enjoy the game and scoring and winning.

“We should not put pressure on ourselves about these situations. There’s nothing better than the Champions League quarter-finals at the moment.”

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