Mauricio Pochettino: Spurs unlikely to buy new striker despite Harry Kane injury

Oscar Cross
January 21, 2019

Dele Alli can play as a false nine and fill the void created by Harry Kane's injury according to Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, who suggested the England midfielder could play up front against Fulham on Sunday. I hope it is not a massive problem but we will need to assess.

Tottenham travel to Chelsea for the second leg of their League Cup semi-final on Thursday holding a slender 1-0 lead, and face Crystal Palace in the fourth round of the FA Cup next weekend.

Tottenham struggled in their first game without Harry Kane but edged past struggling Fulham 2-1 thanks to a stoppage time victor from Harry Winks at Craven Cottage.

"We are going to be there [against Chelsea] trying to win the game".

He has dropped into deeper midfield roles at times this season, but fans can expect him in more threatening positions to help provide support for fringe striker Fernando Llorente.

They have been linked with a whole host of names, including free agent Giuseppe Rossi, but Pochettino says his transfer plans this month are not affected by Kane's injury ahead of Sunday's Premier League visit to Fulham.

"On the pitch, we all agree that when you see him put his hands on his hamstring you feel.it's not great". He's a little bit exhausted after 90 minutes.


"But he deserves the opportunity, he is professional and a good player".

"When I watch the players play, if we continue to fight in this way and everybody believes, we can survive".

"I think it's awesome, the fight until the end, the belief was unbelievable and I'm so pleased, three very important points for us", said Mauricio.

"We are so insane, the managers that sometimes we decide to do something different, no?"

A third successive defeat leaves Fulham above only Huddersfield in the Premier League and seven points away from the safety zone.

"With one minute at the end we have a free-kick and put it in the box, why?"

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