Harry Redknapp reveals the unlikely player Pochettino could play as striker against Man City

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has revealed whom he thinks could be the man that Mauricio Pochettino plays in the lone striker role in the absence of star goalscorer Harry Kane.

Kane has been the man leading the Tottenham attacking unit as usual this season but he will not be available for the remainder of the campaign after another injury he suffered in the Champions League clash with Manchester City last Tuesday.

The England international had only just returned from an injury lay off only a month ago and his injury blow is definitely a big setback for Tottenham.

But with a place in the top four of the Premier League still left to play for while the club continues to challenge for Champions League glory, Mauricio Pochettino will have no option but to come up with a fast replacement for Kane.

And according to former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, Dele Alli could actually be the man who plays upfront on his own in the number 9 role.

“I don’t know how he will go and play whether he’ll play Llorente out there or go with some pace on the break and just look to hit them with a sucker punch,” Redknapp told talkSPORT. 

“He’s got to [flood the midfield]. He can’t be wide open. He’s got to make sure they are very solid. He’s also got to have some kind of threat if his teams going forward. When you’ve got Son in your team, I think he’s an outstanding player. He might play Lucas Moura and Son. He could play without a frontman, play Dele Alli in that type of position.”

Fernando Llorente has been impressive off the bench but it would make sense to start someone with more quality in place of Kane.