Harry Redknapp: This is the only problem with the Tottenham team
By Amir Mir
Harry Redknapp believes the only problem with the Tottenham team is that they don’t have any viable backup if striker Harry Kane were to get injured.
Summer signing Vincent Janssen is the club’s backup forward, with the likes of Son Heung-Min capable of playing that forward role.
Kane recently returned from an ankle injury with Janssen starting two matches in his absence and failing to score a goal.
However, versatile attacker Son has scored in his last three matches with his side picking up maximum points without Kane.
Former Premier League manager Redknapp explained what the only issue with this current Spurs team is.
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“The only problem is if Kane gets injured,” Redknapp told BT Sports Premier League Tonight show. “But, Son has come in, he has scored goals.
“It’s just a shame that the other lad [Janssen], he hasn’t hit the ground running.”
Over the course of the season, Janssen has played 34 games in all competitions, scoring five goals and supplying four assists.
He moved to White Hart Lane in the summer from Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar but he has not scored a goal from open play since his big money transfer.
Janssen’s last and only league goal came against Leicester in October when the Foxes picked up a point away from home.
Furthermore, his last goal in all competitions came during the FA Cup win against League One outfit Millwall in March when he found the back of the net from open play.
Despite starting two of his side’s last three matches, Janssen is likely to drop to the bench for the weekend clash against Bournemouth.
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