26-year-old will struggle: Three things to expect from Tottenham in clash v Hull
By Matt Bullin
Tottenham face Hull at the KCOM Stadium on Sunday in their final Premier League match of the season.
Despite having already secured second-place Spurs will be looking to finish the campaign in style after thrashing Leicester 6-1 on Thurday night.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side won the earlier fixture between the sides 3-0 and the fans will hope for a similar result.
Here is three things we expect from the match:
Kane will score
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Harry Kane scored an incredible four goals against Leicester and is now the Premier League’s top scorer with 26 goals. The 23-year-old will be keen to bag the golden boot, and against an already relegated Hull, he will look to be a menace. For someone who was once called a one season wonder, he has proved the doubters emphatically wrong and has been in superb form all year – with the only thing able to stop him scoring being his injuries. He is even more likely to score given the reports that City’s rock, Harry Maguire, is set to miss the game through injury.
Spurs to flex their muscles
Spurs beat Leicester 6-1 on Thursday and they are a much better side than Hull, and they would have been more up for the game than the Tigers. Marco Silva’s side are already down and are in a poor run of form, Spurs will look to smash three or four goals past them as a signal of intent to their title rivals ahead of next season. Pochettino will want his side to put on a show for the travelling fans and finish the season in style for a team who have impressed throughout.
Robertson to impress and cause Trippier problems
Andrew Robertson has been strongly linked with Liverpool in recent weeks, but after the Reds’ interest has reportedly cooled, he will look to impress potential suitors. The 23-year-old will look to cause havoc down Hull’s left-side and he has been one of their best attacking threats, and is too good for the Championship. Kieran Trippier, 26, will have his hands full with him, as the Scotland international is full of running, pace and can whip in a fine cross.
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