Losing Harry Kane or Heung-min Son to injury or suspension will be a major worry for Tottenham this season, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Spurs and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, has admitted he fears for his old side should either of the forwards find themselves ruled out during the second half of the campaign.
As detailed in a report by the Athletic, Kane and Son have scored 22 times between them in the Premier League this season, 76 per cent of the Lilywhites’ 29 top-flight goals, while only Tanguy Ndombele has managed to net more than once in the league.
For comparison, Manchester United and Liverpool’s top two scorers have netted 55 per cent and 51 per cent of their side’s goals respectively.
Hutton has admitted Tottenham are becoming too reliant on their dynamic duo to find the back of the net and suggested Jose Mourinho will be looking to rectify the problem.
“It is probably my only worry for Tottenham at the moment,” Hutton told Football Insider.
“I think Son and Kane are absolutely outstanding, they’re amazing together, they just seem to know where each other are on the pitch at all times and obviously the worry for everybody is what if one of them get injured?
“I mean I don’t even like talking about stuff like that but what if something happens? A massive part of their attacking force just leaves the whole team so it’s definitely a worry, and it’s probably something that Jose Mourinho has probably looked at, to be honest.”
Son currently tops Spurs’ scoring list for the league with 12 goals, only one fewer than the Premier League’s top scorer Mohamed Salah.
Kane has netted 10 times so far, although he leads the table in terms of total goal contributions thanks to his 11 assists.