Harry Kane pressing for starting role with Spurs


Mauricio Pochettino rarely comments on his starting lineup before matches, but Spurs fans will be waiting out his starting eleven for their match against Aston Villa this weekend.

That is because many Spurs fans are calling for Harry Kane to be given his first Premier League start of the season.

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The 21-year-old English striker has tallied seven times in eleven appearances this season, but has yet to start in the Premier League.

After scoring a hat-trick in Tottenham’s Europe League win over Asteras Tripoli, Kane had to make an emergency appearance in net as goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was shown a red card late in the match.

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Kane scored for Spurs midweek in their Capital One Cup match against Brighton, and is currently the club’s leading scorer. However, Kane has yet to score in the Premier League after making just five appearances off the bench.

Often this season Pochettino has preferred to play with a lone striker up top, meaning he has to choose between Emmanuel Adebayor, Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane for the starting role.

When asked if Kane had a chance at earning a Premier League start this weekend, Pochettino refused to tip his hand.

Yes, maybe. We are very happy with him. Everyone is very important. But it’s not difficult. It’s a good thing he is scoring goals.

Always we manage, share the minutes (between the strikers). We are happy with all our strikers. Adebayor scored against Newcastle, Soldado was very, very good the last game. Harry the same.”

Tottenham have not scored more than one goal in a Premier League match since their 2-2 draw at Sunderland on September 13th. Their goal scoring troubles have seen the club slip into the bottom half of the table with just eleven points from nine matches.

What do you think? Should Pochettino stick with the experience of an Adebayor or Soldado? Or is Harry Kane the future of the Spurs attack?