Tottenham: A fourth-place finish could be a far stretch without Harry Kane

Spurs future, near and far could be in jeopardy. It was bad enough they only collected six points from the festive period, now they have to face a long time without Harry Kane leading the line.

The club captain, the club’s top scorer, the clubs leading man Harry Kane is said to be facing a long time on the sideline after his injury over the weekend past. Tottenham travelled to St. Mary’s and suffered to back-to-back defeats against Southampton inside this venue.

The North London club has failed to win in their last three trips to St. Mary’s. The loss of three points was not the only price they paid in on their travels. They lost their most important figure in their starting 11.

Harry Kane limped off in the 75th minute of the game without any hesitation. To his manager Jose Mourinho this is a huge worry as it indicated the extent of the issue sustained by the England international.

Jose Mourinho is “totally convinced” Harry Kane will be out for some time with a hamstring injury and admits the striker is “irreplaceable”.

If you ask me just my feeling, good news or bad news, I am more bad news than good news, what the player felt, Harry Kane leaving a match the way he did. He didn’t think twice, didn’t take him two seconds to realise the severity of the situation. (via: Sky Sports)

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What does this mean for the near future for Jose and Spurs? The manager has already identified Kane as “irreplaceable”. He knows the cover in the position is not of Kane’s standards to get them through the EPL and UCL.

Already on a poor run where they only won two from their last six, losing thrice, and drawing once, it doesn’t get any easy for the London club. A trip to Middlesbrough for an FA Cup encounter, accompanied by a visit from the log leaders, Liverpool thereafter.

After this mammoth encounter against the Reds, their next three involves Watford, Norwich, and then Man City. They are now six points off from fourth-placed Chelsea. If they lose the two against Liverpool and City, they could be 12 adrift from Champions League football next season.

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A dip into the market could be the most sensible option for Jose, Daniel Levy, and the club. We still await to hear the length of Harry Kane’s time on the sideline. So knowing whether or not they will get a suitable backup in or not, can only be established by Friday.