Tottenham Hotspur go into tonight’s crunch Champions League quarter final second leg against Manchester City without their prolific striker Harry Kane.
The Spurs frontman severely injured his ankle during the 1-0 win in the first leg at the new stadium last Tuesday evening which is expected to rule him out for the remainder of the campaign.
Kane suffered a similar injury in mid-January which kept him on the sidelines for over a month. In his absence, Heung-min Son stepped up to the plate to take on the burden of finding the back of the net.
Lucas Moura is another player who has caught the eye with his hat-trick display against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
Experienced Spanish striker Fernando Llorente has had his fair share of critics during his time in North London but did show glimpses in Kane’s absence of why he was once regarded as one of the best strikers in Europe.
Some Spurs fans have called for Llorente to take his place in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting eleven at the Etihad
My take on tonight’s game: Its gonna be tough just like any other CL game. If we go 3-5-2 Llorente has to start,set pieces are gonna be key to this and our wing-play will need a big man as we cant afford to give City’s DF a holiday. #THFCCL
— POCHEMAGIC (@MaraDinho_10) April 17, 2019
I think Llorente will start with Lucas and son out wide, then dele,eriksen,sissoko in midfield
— Paul (@Chipppy_) April 17, 2019
I want Llorente to start for his hold up play when we lob it over their press, but i won’t be mad if we go with pace. #COYS
— Matt (@OsideHotspur) April 17, 2019
I was talking about Llorente as an option yesterday. I think it’s viable. Especially cause then you have Lucas as a sub.
— San Diego Spurs (@SDSpurs) April 17, 2019
Would very much like to see a Llorente masterclass tonight x
— Oli (@Oli_Humphries) April 17, 2019
It’s harsh on Moura off the back of a hat trick but Llorente has to start. Moura is a great option off the bench later in the game.
— Michael Dobbs (@Dobbsy1984) April 17, 2019
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