Pochettino on the huge opportunity for this Spurs player in Kane’s absence

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Dom Le Roy

In time without Harry Kane, Tottenham have turned to the reliable Heung Min Son this season, a player who seems to thrive under the pressure of being the main goal-getter.

During Kane’s injury spell across January and February, Son returned from the Asia Cup after South Korea were knocked out and hit the ground running, scoring goal after goal.

It looks as if Tottenham will be without Kane for the rest of the season now after the striker picked up another ankle ligament injury against Man City last Tuesday.

In true Son fashion, as soon as Kane went off injured, the South Korean stepped up and grabbed a crucial goal in the Champions League tie.

Spurs take that slender 1-0 lead into the away leg of the quarter final, and an away goal from Sonny could seal their first ever Champions League semi.

Pochettino was asked today whether the absence of Kane was an opportunity for Son to step in and fire Spurs into the semi finals.

Poch said (Football London): “I think of course he is doing a fantastic job this season. After November I am so happy with him. Before, after the World Cup he was involved in the Asian Cup and in January in another competition in Asia and it was difficult for him. But it is about not only Son, the offensive players, even if it’s not going to be Harry Kane, the other players need to step up. With Harry Kane, Sonny was doing a fantastic job and now we need like always a collective effort and have the mentality to go and fight. That is the most important thing.”

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