Tottenham well-equipped to cope without Kane, says Pochettino

"We can cope. It is a similar situation to earlier in the season".

Harry Kane could be facing an injury lay-off of between four and six weeks, according to Sky Sports.

Pochettino says that Kane is in positive mood and jokes that he could be back inside four weeks, but the Spurs boss wouldn't be surprised if it was closer to the six week mark.

He will miss Sunday's clash with Pochettino's former club Southampton and after the worldwide beak Spurs face Burnley, Swansea, Watford and Bournemouth - fixtures they should win.

The right back will be assessed by England staff to decide whether he is fit to play in their matches against Germany and Lithuania next week, but even if he does not play, he will still meet up with the squad. We have good players, players that sometimes deserve to play but we pick different players and today is a great opportunity for players like Vincent Janssen or Sonny to play more regularly in the starting XI. "What we can do now is find a solution". Pochettino makes the valid point that one of the best performances by any side this season came during that period when Kane was out and Son led the line in the 2-0 defeat of Manchester City.

Regardless of how long Kane is absent, Tottenham now face the challenge of maintaining their push for a top-two finish without their star striker, who scored 15 goals in 13 games before his ill-fated outing against Millwall.

He said: "The period at the beginning of the season was hard".

None of the Premier League's top six have more than one striker in double figures this season, with Arsenal's Olivier Giroud, along with Sanchez, the closest on eight.

Mauricio Pochettino's side go into their game with Southampton on Sunday sitting 10 points behind leaders Chelsea. With just 11 games remaining in the Premier League, Tottenham will be fine. It won't be an excuse if we don't win games or achieve our aims because Kane isn't in the team'.

"We have improved a lot since that period". Sometimes it is hard for a second or third striker to play.

"We need to recognise that their job is so hard". We'll see but we hope that yes, as soon as possible he will be available again.

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