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Tottenham Hotspur need Son Heung-Min to step up in Harry Kane’s absence

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Tottenham Hotspur need Son Heung-Min to step up in Harry Kane’s absence

Son Heung-Min is the likely candidate to play up front for Tottenham.

Tottenham Hotspur’s hopes of finishing in the top four and seriously competing for silverware in the Champions League have been dented by an injury to Harry Kane.

The England captain was forced off in the second half of last night’s match against Manchester City after a strong tackle by Fabian Delph.

And Mauricio Pochettino has conceded that this ankle injury could end Kane’s season, depending on the results of an MRI scan, BBC Sport reports.

Without their top scorer and talisman, Tottenham need someone to step up and fill his void.

 

And last time Kane was missing through injury, Son Heung-Min did exactly that. The South Korea international’s versatility makes him the prime candidate to play up front.

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With 18 goals this season, Son has proven that he can be the centre-forward that Tottenham need in Kane’s absence.

According to Who Scored’s statistics, Son has played in the central striker role 15 times, scoring nine goals and providing three assists.

This is an impressive record for a player whose preferred natural position is on the flanks. Son can now show why he is equally adept as a striker.

Fernando Llorente is the alternative option up front but Son’s style of play suits Spurs better and he is the man to fill in for Kane and lead the line.

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