Tottenham facing triple striker blow ahead of clash against Burnley - reliable journalist
By Will Butcher
Mauricio Pochettino must solve a worrying striker crisis ahead of Tottenham’s away trip to Burnley on Saturday, according to a reliable journalist.
The former Southampton boss could be without all three Spurs strikers against Sean Dyche’s outfit, as Pochettino looks to secure three points to keep the pressure on Chelsea.
ESPN’s Tottenham correspondent Dan Kilpatrick revealed on his personal Twitter account that Holland international Vincent Janssen is currently suffering from the “lurgy”.
That could rule him out of Saturday’s clash, while top scorer Harry Kane remains sidelined with an ankle injury.
Son Heung-Min completed 90 minutes with South Korea in Seoul on Tuesday against Syria, and will have little time to recover as he make the long distance back from his home country.
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#thfc Kane crocked, Janssen has the lurgy & Son has just completed 90 minutes in Seoul. Little bit of a worry for Spurs ahead of Burnley.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) March 28, 2017
Pochettino will be desperate for one of his three senior strikers to declare themselves available for Saturday’s clash, in what will be a race against time for either Son or Janssen.
Tottenham’s number 10, Kane, is set to be ruled out until at least the middle of April, with Pochettino optimistic that he could return for April 15’s clash against Bournemouth.
Burnley have conceded just 12 goals in 14 games at Turf Moor this season, keeping five Premier League clean sheets and are likely to be tough to break down.
That will be made even harder if Spurs are without all three forwards for Saturday’s away clash, with fire power needed to keep league leaders Chelsea looking over their shoulder.
Spurs secured a narrow 2-1 win at White Hart Lane in the reverse fixture, with goals from Dele Alli and Danny Rose seeing the north London outfit cancel out Ashley Barnes’ opener.
A fifth away league win of the season could see Spurs close the gap at the top to seven points if Chelsea are beaten by Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
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