Poch on whether Son or Janssen will replace Kane

Date published: Monday 13th March 2017 12:45

Mauricio Pochettino says he has a choice to make as to who will replace Harry Kane as Tottenham’s starting striker.

Kane suffered an injury in the early stages of Tottenham’s FA Cup quarter-final against Millwall, although that did not prevent the Premier League side from securing a 6-0 victory.

Son staked his claim with a hat-trick, and Pochettino admits the South Korean has every chance of making the spot his own in Kane’s absence.

“I’m very happy with Son. He can play like a striker. One of our best performances was against Manchester City and he was the striker when Harry was injured,” the manager said.

“I think we have different possibilities, to play different formations. Of course I’m disappointed by Harry’s injury but now we have to find solutions and see which is the best player to replace him.”

Son is likely to be in direct competition with Janssen for the spot, with the latter scoring his first goal from open play since joining in the summer against Millwall.

“In the last few months he’s stepped up and started to work better and I was happy in the way he was performing on the training ground,” Pochettino added.

“Janssen was working very hard, today was a great opportunity to score and he scored.”

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