Switzerland booked their place in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals on Sunday with a shock 5-2 win over the world’s best international team (according to the latest FIFA rankings) Belgium.
The star of the show in Lucerne was Swiss striker Haris Seferovic, who scored a perfect hat-trick and proved that he could be the ideal back-up to Harry Kane at Tottenham – on the same day that the Spurs man also sent his country to the finals with a winner against Croatia.
Ever since Kane became the main man at the North London club, successive managers have failed to find a suitable striker to act as his number two. Roberto Soldado, Vincent Janssen and now Fernando Llorente have all failed to perform when called upon over the years, but a January move for Benfica front man Seferovic could make a huge difference to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad, providing competition for Kane and allowing the Argentine boss to rest his goal machine when necessary.
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Switzerland went 2-0 down within 17 minutes against the Belgians, courtesy of two Thorgan Hazard goals, but Ricardo Rodriguez’s penalty and Seferovic’s brace, one a tap-in with his left-foot and the other a sweeping finish with his right, ensured that they went into the break ahead on a bad night for Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld.
In the second-half, Swiss defender Nico Elvedi, who was at fault for the first Belgium goal, redeemed himself by adding a fourth for the hosts. Then, with six minutes to go, Seferovic completed his perfect hat-trick with a brilliantly-placed header.
All of the 26-year-old’s goals on the night came after impressive pieces of movement that found him in acres of space in the 18-yard box, proving just why Pochettino would be wise to make a move in January.
As well as that obvious goalscoring ability, Seferovic also proved that he is capable of looking after the ball as Kane does so well. In fact, the Swiss striker was only dispossessed once and made no unsuccessful touches even when up against the talented Belgian defence.
Valued at just £5.4m by Transfermarkt, the Benfica striker could perhaps be acquired for somewhat of a bargain fee in the current market and he would surely offer more to Spurs than the 33-year-old Llorente.
So, Tottenham fans, would you like to see Pochettino make a move for Seferovic in January? Have your say by voting in the poll below.