Tottenham Hotspur got off to an impressive start in their life without Harry Kane today, as the much-changed starting XI defeated Huddersfield 4-0 at home.
Pochettino rang seven changes from the side that beat Man City on Tuesday night, partly due to injuries, and partly in an effort to keep his big players fresh.
With Harry Kane picking up yet another ankle ligament injury against City, it looks as if he will now be out for the rest of the season.
Many have tipped Son to fill his shoes, as he did in January and February during Kane’s last absence, however, today showed that there are more candidates.
Lucas Moura smashed a hat trick against the Terriers, and Fernando Llorente should have had two or three himself too.
With these two and Sonny fit and firing, Pochettino believes that Spurs can have the confidence to achieve all the things they have planned for the remainder of the campaign.
Poch said (Football London): “Football moves so quick and after the game when Harry got injured everyone believed Sonny was going to step up and is going to be the man but we have seen today, first of all Fernando deserved to score and had very good performance and then Lucas got a hat-trick and it was an unbelievable afternoon for him. Players need to have the possibility to play to show the quality and that is why sometimes all the managers are disappointed when the people say about rotation about selection of the starting XI. When you have 25 players they need to play and have the opportunity to play. I am so happy, the performance was very professional, I am happy for Lucas for his hat-trick. It is going to help and bring his confidence. We have ahead a very tough period, two games against Manchester City and then Brighton, it is going to be tough, we need all the players fit. And with confidence it is going to be better if we feel we have the capacity to perform the way we want and close to achieve all the things we plan.”
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