Son on stepping up in the absence of injured Harry Kane – ‘We have other players’

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur look to be without Harry Kane for the foreseeable future after the star striker picked up a nasty injury against Southampton on New Years Day.

Spurs were chasing the game in the final 15 minutes when Harry Kane managed to poke home an equaliser, tearing his hamstring in the process.

Kane was forced off and down the tunnel, while the goal was ruled out for offside. The Sun have since reported that Kane will be out for four to six weeks, while other sources have claimed it could be months on the sidelines (Football London).

Luckily for Mourinho, the Kane injury has coincided with the return of Heung Min Son from suspension after his red card against Chelsea.

The South Korean has been known to step his game up in the absence of Kane, perhaps most famously so in the away leg of the Champions League match against Man City last season.

Son was keen to point out that Spurs have other players apart from Kane, and those players will need to step up (Sky Sports): “We have other players who can play as a striker. It is the gaffer’s choice. Every player should be ready and every player should be ready to fight and compete. I am trying to work as hard as possible all the time, that’s what I am trying to do.

“Harry is one of the most important players in the team and I don’t want to see someone injured, especially your team-mate. Harry got injured and other players have to step up. It is important for other guys to get a chance and other guys to play the games.”

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