Tottenham might have to cope without their talisman Harry Kane till the end of the season after the striker injured his left ankle for the second time in quick succession.
While Kane will be a massive miss particularly given that Tottenham have some huge games coming up before the end of the season, what will give Spurs fans hope is the fact that the team coped admirably when Kane was absent in the latter stages of January as well as for the whole of February.
Son Heung-Min stepped up in the England Captain’s absence and provided the goals which helped Tottenham get over the line in several crucial games.
In fact, Tottenham’s record without Harry Kane is actually pretty good, with their win percentage without their No.10 surprisingly being slightly higher than with him in the side.
This has led to some people suggesting that perhaps Tottenham are a better team when Harry Kane doesn’t play.
Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas completely dismissed the suggestion out of hand when it was put to him, and insisted that Spurs were obviously better when Kane was leading their line.
According to HITC, Jenas told Football Focus on BBC One, “There is this ridiculous talk that they are better without Harry Kane or Son performs better without Harry Kane.”
When asked why it was rubbish, the 36-year-old said, “Because he’s a world-class striker Harry Kane. Season after season he’s scoring 20+ goals. So, therefore your team is a better team with Harry Kane in it.
“Son whether he likes the responsibility more when Kane’s not there, whether he gets more supply, that’s maybe a different conversation to have. But he definitely steps up.”
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