Tottenham have lost their talisman Harry Kane to a couple of ankle injuries this season, the most recent of which he picked up in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals against Manchester City.
As a result, Pochettino has been forced to use other options up front, but his preferred choice at the moment in big games seems to be the pairing of Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min.
Both players have been prolific in front of goal this season, and former Spurs captain Ledley King feels the energy and pace the pair bring makes them a nightmare to come up against.
Heung Min Son has 12 goals and six assists in the Premier League alone, while Lucas Moura has bagged an impressive 10 Premier League goals in his first full season at Spurs.
Sonny also has four goals and one assist in the Champions League this campaign, just one goal behind Harry Kane.
Speaking to Sky Sports Premier League, the legendary centre half said, “It’s great that you’ve got Sonny and Lucas [Moura]. They are both lively. When someone like Dele picks up the ball there is movement ahead of him and he’s able to play them passes.
“I think that’s what these two guys bring – the energy. They seem to actually enjoy playing together. And for a defender, it’s a nightmare when you have players that are buzzing around like these two are.”
Spurs Web’s take:
Having Son and Moura up front certainly gives Pochettino something different as they are able to stretch defences. While Kane offers you so many things, pace in behind is not one of his strongest attributes. Sonny and Moura can sit on the shoulder and make those late darts, as well as picking the ball up deep and driving at the last defenders with pace. It offers Spurs a completely different dimension of attack. With the South Korean unavailable against Ajax, Tottenham will likely start with Llorente and Moura upfront, and thus will be relying on the Brazilian’s pace to get in-behind Ajax’s defence on Tuesday.
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