Tottenham boss must start ‘clinical’ youngster, says Spurs hero

Former Tottenham forward Clive Allen believes that Mauricio Pochettino must make “clinical” youngster Harry Kane his main striker.

The Spurs hit-man is currently the Lilywhites’ top scorer in all competitions this term with seven goals, but he’s yet to make a start in the Premier League.

He came off the bench last weekend at Aston Villa to net the winner in a dramatic comeback victory with a late free-kick, since which time calls for him to be ahead of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado in the White Hart Lane pecking order have intensified.

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Kane is expected to start in the Lilywhites’ Europa League clash with Asteras Tripolis tonight, and Allen wants to see the 21-year-old’s form rewarded with a run of games in the Premier League:

“I had a number of years working with him while he came through the youth system there and into the reserve group,” he told talkSPORT. “He’s a fantastic lad and has a wonderful knack of scoring goals.

“He gets in the right position and then, when he’s given the opportunity, he’s a good finisher and very clinical.

“He’s not blessed with the best pace but he’s very clever in his movement in and around the penalty box. I’d love to see him have a run of six games in the Premier League.”