Hugo Lloris and Harry Winks have praised the quality of Tottenham Hotspur’s squad after the Londoners won without Harry Kane on the pitch against Manchester City.
Kane limped off 10 minute into the second half and was immediately helped down the tunnel after twisting his ankle in a 50/50 challenge with Fabian Delph.
It was the same ankle he hurt in January and Mauricio Pochettino suggested the striker could be out for the remainder of the season.
However, Spurs coped without their talisman as Son Heung-min scored the only goal of the game after Kane’s injury.
And Winks believes the team proved they are able get results without Kane, just as they did the last time he was on the sidelines.
“He has done that all season. He has been scoring goals with and without Harry in the team,” Winks said (via Sky Sports).
“We know how important Harry is to us. Hopefully it is nothing too serious and he won’t be out for too long.
“But we have got great players who can step in and fill that void when he is injured. We have shown that tonight.”
Lloris reiterated that we are still unsure how long Kane will be out for but echoed Winks’ sentiment about the quality the squad has to hope without its star player.
“We will see about Harry. Of course, he is one of the main players in the team,”Lloris said (via Sky Sports).
“If we need to deal without him, everyone has to be ready to help the team like we have done in a few moments this season.
“He is one of the main players but [if that happens], we need to stick together with the same approach in every game.
“We all know the importance of Harry. He is capable of scoring decisive goals but it is a good chance for the other players to show their quality too. We have a talented squad.
“In football of course you have to have your best players in good form to achieve big things but the most important thing is your team and the togetherness.”
Tottenham will be confident about beating Huddersfield Town at the new stadium without Kane this weekend, but the task of seeing out the tie at Manchester City next week looks tough.