Danny Murphy gives verdict on Janssen and Son spearheading Tottenham attack
By Emma Sanders
Tottenham don’t have enough firepower to win the league without Harry Kane in the side despite Heung-min Son’s player of the month award, according to Danny Murphy.
In his column for the Evening Standard, the pundit and former England midfielder claimed Tottenham are unlikely to win the league with Harry Kane out injured.
Son was announced as the Premier League’s September player of the month after producing some outstanding performances and has scored three goals in as many appearances for Spurs in Kane’s absence.
By contrast, summer striker signing Vincent Janssen has scored just one goal in 10 matches – a penalty against Gillingham – since joining for £18million from AZ Alkmaar.
Murphy doesn’t believe the combination of the pair spearheading the attacking will be enough to win the league.
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The former Liverpool and Fulham midfielder believes Mauricio Pochettino’s side lack firepower.
“They [Tottenham] were excellent in beating Manchester City but I wonder if they have enough firepower to win the title, especially with Harry Kane injured,” wrote Murphy in the Standard.
“They seem to have found their form and Heung-min Son has hit the heights in Kane’s absence after being a little bit in and out during his first season.
“But Spurs still rely on Kane a lot and I’m not sure they can sustain the pace.”
Kane picked up a ankle injury against Sunderland and has missed Spurs’ last three games.
In his absence, Son has excelled despite struggling to make an impact last season but Murphy still has his doubts.
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