Tottenham Hotspur cannot afford to be on a downer about Harry Kane’s ankle injury – that’s the directive from boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The star striker was forced off after just eight minutes of the 6-0 win against Millwall in the FA Cup and was seen leaving White Hart Lane wearing a protective boot and on crutches.
Kane will undergo a scan on his ankle tomorrow and should the news be bad for Tottenham, Pochettino insists that his squad has enough quality to try and cover the burden of filling the goal void should Kane be sidelined for weeks.
Earlier this season, Kane missed seven weeks due to an injury on the same ankle with Son notably stepping up to the mark to find the back of the net.
“We can’t cry about it now. We have to be positive. We have players enough to try and replace him,” Pochettino said.
“When you lose a player like Harry Kane, you know you’ll miss him. But it’s important for the players who play in his position, Son or Vincent today, to find the net and score goals.
“When we talk in the past about the squad, look now – now we need to see how they are important.
“Players like Vincent and Son, who haven’t played in the last few weeks in the starting XI, may now be important for us.”
“He twisted his ankle, the same ankle that was before in the game against Sunderland. Now it’s a matter of waiting,” Pochettino added.
“We will assess tomorrow, and after tomorrow, and see what happens. It’s difficult. It looks a similar situation to Sunderland, during that game, but we’ll see. We need to wait and be positive.”
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