Pochettino hails ‘fantastic’ player who could now be Harry Kane’s replacement

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been weighing his options over who will be replacing star striker Harry Kane for the remainder of the season.

The 25-year-old has been the top scorer in the squad yet again this year but his fitness issues have become a real concern over the course of the season.

Kane had only returned from an injury lay off just over a month ago and the striker was regaining his form, heading into the match against Manchester City last Tuesday.

Unfortunately, the England international suffered another ankle injury which will see him miss the rest of the season.

In the absence of Kane, Pochettino will have to make a big decision over who will be playing in the lone striker role.

And speaking ahead of the trip to the Etihad stadium, Pochettino admitted that Son Heung-min could indeed be the man to replace Harry Kane after the South Korean forward’s ‘fantastic’ contributions.

“Son is doing a fantastic job this season. Since November I’ve been so happy with him. Before that he was involved in the Asian Cup and it was difficult for him.” the Tottenham boss said, as quoted by London Football News

“It’s not just about Son. Without Harry Kane, the players need to step up. With Harry Kane, Son was doing a fantastic job.

“Now I think we need, like always, a collective effort and to be strong and have the belief and the mentality to fight.”