Harry Kane limped off the pitch during our victorious Champions League clash against current Premier League holders, Manchester City.
Worrisome fans watched Fabian Delph’s tackle twist Kane’s ankle, miraculously failing to break it, although this is still to be confirmed by MRI scans.
Despite the striker’s injury, Tottenham went on to win the game 1-0 thanks to Sonny’s solo effort in 78th minute.
This is not, however, a problem that Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t faced before. Since the start of 2016-17 season, Harry Kane has missed 21 games due to ankle injuries alone.
Although, Spurs might have struggled without their lethal striker in the 2016-17 season, with their win percentage dropping by 3.2 per cent, our current campaign tells a different story.
Kane missed seven games this season due to injury, including our Champions League home match against Borussia Dortmund that finished 3-0 at Wembley.
Out of the seven games that our prolific striker missed, Tottenham won five, including all four Premier League games, albeit suffering losses to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup and Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
Statistics show that despite Kane’s absence this season, Tottenham’s win percentage increased with the striker being side-lined. It rose from 61.5 per cent with the goal-machine playing to 66.7 per cent without him.
The goal average also remained the same at 1.9 goal per match.
There is no doubt, however, that our top scorer will be missed. In this campaign, Kane has contributed to 33 per cent of Tottenham’s goals, more than any other player. He has 24 goals and six assists to his name in all competitions.
After the Champions League quarterfinal, speaking with SkySports, Harry Winks revealed his thoughts on Harry Kane’s potentially season-ending injury.
"We have got great players who can step in and fill that void when he is injured."
Can #THFC cope without Harry Kane?
Tottenham have strength in depth to cope without Harry Kane, insists Harry Winks: https://t.co/bSKA0KCAn1 pic.twitter.com/55UCgoHAyz
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) April 10, 2019
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