The Chalkboard: Pochettino would be foolish to risk Son against Huddersfield

Tottenham are in the midst of a battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League as we approach the end of the Premier League campaign.

With Harry Kane out injured the logical replacement would be Heung-Min Son but it would be foolish of Mauricio Pochettino to start his most dependable source of goals in this game.

Son will be key in the next few weeks

Kane limped off against Manchester City in Spurs’ 1-0 win in the Champions League on Tuesday and his manager said it would be difficult for him to return before the end of the season.

This means that Son has to step up his game in order to lead the line for the final few weeks, something he is more than capable of doing.

The South Korean has been in this position before as the England captain missed a month of action earlier this year due to an ankle injury.

During the England striker’s absence, Son scored four goals in four games whilst the striker recovered.

Pochettino will once again look towards the 26-year-old to provide the goals whilst Spurs’ talisman is out of action but that shouldn’t start until after the Huddersfield game this weekend.

Avoiding injuries and gaining confidence

Pochettino needs to preserve his key players after Kane and Dele Alli both suffered injuries in midweek.

The game against Huddersfield this weekend should be a routine win and Son shouldn’t be risked for that match as Tottenham should be able to get by without him.

With crucial games coming up against Man City in both the Premier League and Europe, Son has to be 100 per cent fit if Spurs want a season to remember.

If the attacker picks up an injury in the next few weeks it could be curtains for the London club in terms of the top four and the Champions League.

This match can also act as a platform for Fernando Llorente to regain some form. The Spaniard has only scored one league goal this term and his confidence has looked shot in recent appearances.

A couple of goals against the weakest team in the division can go a long way towards helping the towering striker regain the form which saw him net 15 goals in a single Premier League season for Swansea just two years ago.