Harry Kane picked up an ankle injury yesterday against Sunderland in Spurs’ 1-0 win over the Black Cats which moved the Lilywhites up to third in the Premier League. Kane, who left White Hart Lane yesterday wearing a protective boot and on crutches, is now set to be sidelined for several weeks.
Since making his mark at the beginning of the 2014/15 season with his consistent performances in the Europa League, and then the Premier League, Kane went on to feature for England for two summers in a row – first for the U19s and then in the Euros the following season.
If Kane picked up this injury at any point last season, most Spurs fans would have been panicking twice as much as they are now. With new signing Vincent Janssen still awaiting for a consistent run in the team, Harry Kane’s injury could just prove to be the breakthrough that the Dutchman has been craving for – although it unfortunately comes at the expense of Spurs’ number 10.
Despite the fact that Vincent Janssen is yet to score in a competitive game for Spurs, he has impressed on multiple occasions when called upon; his strength on the ball and his hold up play being his most notable attributes thus far. It has to be admitted that he is more of a goal poacher than a goal scorer that can always make a chance out of nothing and find the net – his goals at AZ last season prove that. Give him the service and he’ll score.
Vincent Janssen has so far only started one Premier League game against Crystal Palace, but has usually found himself sitting on the bench and featuring in the second half of most games. In the upcoming weeks, Vincent Janssen will certainly be hopeful of filling in the void left by Harry Kane.
Janssen is likely to start against Gillingham in the third round of the EFL Cup at White Hart Lane. Let’s hope he can score his first goal in Spurs colours on Wednesday night and kick on from there.