Tottenham have serially been labelled the “Harry Kane” team this season and with the sheer number of goals the English striker has contributed (24 in the league), there is some merit in the moniker. It contributed to some genuine concerns then, when Harry Kane was forced off in the 34th minute as Tottenham made light work of Bournemouth in a routine 4-1 win.
The win was always to be expected with Spurs needing a weaker side to take out their frustrations on after crashing out of the Champions League despite a spirited display against Juventus.
With Pochettino confirming that Harry Kane twisted his joint in the collision with Asmir Begovic, there will be some mild concern for Spurs who still have 11 games to play and a top-four finish to secure.
The injury ensured that Son Heung-Min led the line for the away team and he gave a good account of himself, scoring a brace after Dele Alli opened the scoring in the 35th minute.
It wasn’t an easy start for Spurs as they quickly fell behind after Junior Stanislas scored on just 7 minutes of play as Bournemouth’s early start caught the visitors off guard. After hitting the bar in the fourth minute, Stanislas made no mistake the second time around as he easily beat Loris with a low shot.
Bournemouth were unable to press their advantage and allowed Spurs to grow into the game with Dele Alli equalising just seconds after Harry Kane was taken off through injury. Spurs became dominant in the second half, adding two goals through Son Heung-Min before Serge Aurier added gloss to the result with a goal in extra time.