Tottenham Hotspur have now been without Harry Kane for a number of weeks, and in that time they have struggled to scrape Premier League results, and were knocked out of both the FA Cup and League Cup.
The club and the fans will be dying to get their star man back as soon as possible, especially with tough Prem fixtures, and two legs against Dortmund fast approaching.
In the absence of Kane, Pochettino has put his faith in Fernando Llorente, the 33-year-old former World Cup winner.
Llorente has struggled to adapt to playing 90 minutes, game in game out, after spending the majority of his Spurs career on the bench.
However, it looks as if the striker is no easing back into match sharpness and ironing out the crinkles in his game again.
Llorente scored one and set one up to earn his side three late points yesterday against Watford, and has now explained how difficult it is to be behind Harry Kane.
Llorente said (SkySports): “It’s really difficult because Harry is one of the best in the world.
“The most difficult thing is to be fit when you don’t play because the only way to be fit is to play 90 minutes.
“Training is important but the game is the game. Now I feel every game, I feel much better. Today I feel good. Now I’m very focused to help the train and do my best.
“It is probably the most important goal I have scored here at Tottenham [against Watford]. It was my dream.
“When you dream of days like this and finally it happens, it’s amazing. Now I enjoy the moment because we haven’t got a lot of time to enjoy.”
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