Ally McCoist has told TalkSPORT that Tottenham Hotspur have been fortunate with the loss of Harry Kane, despite the Spurs ace reportedly being ruled out until July at the earliest.
The 25-year-old suffered another ankle injury after going into a late challenge with Manchester City star and England teammate Fabian Delph. Kane was late, but in fact has come off worse.
Scans show that Kane has suffered an injury to his ankle ligaments, and the Telegraph have suggested that it is set to keep the England captain on the sidelines for three months.
It would see Kane miss England’s Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands in June. But McCoist believes Tottenham are fortunate regarding the injury, because they have back-up in Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura.
“It was a needless challenge,” McCoist said. “He’ll look back and think ‘What was I thinking about?’ It was a daft challenge. Clearly he’ll be a big miss. He is their talisman.
“They are very fortunate they have the players that can come in. Son has been wonderful. Lucas Moura can come in. Christian Eriksen is one of the great players to watch. They are fortunate that they have players that can come in.”
Spurs have a couple of season-defining matches on the horizon. A Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie against Manchester City is crucial.
Important Premier League matches also await as they look to book their place in the top four of the Premier League. Without Kane, who can score a goal from nothing, is an enormous blow.
Son, Moura, Fernando Llorente, Vincent Janssen and more can play up front. But none of them do what Kane does as a centre-forward. He will be a big miss.