By Dominic Toner
Ex-England international Micky Gray believes that Vincent Janssen can fill the gaping void left by Harry Kane.
The Dutch forward is expected to get a run of games in the side following the ankle injury suffered by Kane against Sunderland last weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino revealed on Tuesday that Harry Kane has injured ligaments in his ankle but does not know when the striker will return to fitness amid fears he will be sidelined until late November.
Janssen, 22, arrived at White Hart Lane in the summer for £18million from AZ Alkmaar and will now have to fill the void left by Kane.
Gray has backed the youngster to be an adequate replacement in the absence of Kane and said that he will join a team that is playing well.
“If you are a player who is waiting in the wings for your opportunity and that comes along, you want to go into a side that is playing well,” he told talkSPORT. “And Tottenham are playing so well.
”I am looking forward to seeing him get a nice little run in the side. Eventually he will get judged by goals but when the first one comes it is a knock-on effect.”
Spurs are unbeaten at the start of the new season and are looking to replicate the form they showed last season, in which they challenged Leicester for the title before finishing third.
Kane scored the winner in Sunday’s 1-0 win against Sunderland before being stretchered off and was a crucial part in Spurs’ success last year.
The England international won the Premier League golden boot award for his 25 league goals.
Janssen does have a good scoring record of his own, netting 32 times in just 49 appearances for AZ.
In other Tottenham team news, Pochettino has responded to Danny Murphy’s criticism of the club’s methods.