Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli ruled out until early March

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Spurs are third in the Premier League, nine points behind leaders Liverpool, and despite Sunday's comeback win their bid to regain lost ground looks in danger of being hampered by the loss of key personnel. He might do us a job during this period when we've got an absolutely incredible injury list and Son away which compounds it.

And with Son Heung-Min away on global duty at the Asian Cup and Lucas Moura still struggling with a knee injury it leaves Spurs short up top.

"Of course he's disappointed because he didn't play too much until now, but now if there's the possibility like today and he shows this type of performance - I think the cross was ideal - of course he will have the possibility to play".

Pochettino, however, ruled out the 31-year-old making the switch to north London. It's so important to show ourselves that we can compete and we cannot be affected by different circumstances that happened in the team.

"But the hard time he was going through, if you don't have a good relationship with the coach, then it's hard to be at your top if you feel like the coach is scrutinising every decision you make, every pass you make".

But most importantly, it is his style of play that could add another dimension to the Spurs attack.

"It's not a question of if we can cope without Harry or not", said Dier.

With Kane out of action for two months, Pochettino has said it is a good opportunity for academy players to step up in the striker's absence. But if Pochettino can steer the ship and keep the club afloat with the limited options at his disposal, he'll prove to be an even better manager than already thought.

It's previously been said that Kane can stay at Spurs, become a club legend and end up Premier League top scorer or he can move to a bigger club and win things. "You know very well my feeling about him, he was one of the greatest players that I met in my career".

Spurs will be without Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko, Lucas Moura and Victor Wanyama who all miss out due to injury.