By Amir Mir
Martin Keown has revealed that the “biggest compliment” he can give Tottenham is that they hardly missed Harry Kane during their 2-1 win against Southampton.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side picked up a valuable three points on Sunday afternoon at White Hart Lane with attacking duo Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli getting on the scoresheet.
England international Kane was absent for the match because he is recovering from an ankle injury he suffered against Millwall in the FA Cup a fortnight ago.
Despite their star striker Kane missing from the starting XI, the Champions League chasers still managed to produce their typical attacking and vibrant form at home.
This impressed former Arsenal defender Keown who had this to say about Pochettino’s side during the game.
“Without Kane, they hardly miss him,” Keown told BBC Radio Five Live. “That is the biggest compliment you can play them. Son has been brilliant with his movement and everyone has adapted. Life is very good at Tottenham.”
As a result of those three points against a tough Saints side, Tottenham remain second in the Premier League table, nine points ahead of sixth-placed Arsenal.
Chelsea currently lead the table by ten points and are on course to lift the title, with five other teams vying to finish in the Champions League places.
Spurs lead that pack and they will be hoping during the duration that Kane is absent for, they do not drop important points.
The up and coming international break will help Kane recover with Spurs set to take on Burnley on April 1, a tough fixture because Sean Dyche’s team are yet to be beaten at home this term.
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