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Jan Vertonghen: Players can cope without injured Harry Kane

New Year’s grey:
Spurs may miss
Kane for several
weeks with a
hamstring strain

JAN VERTONGHEN says Tottenham have the players to cope without Harry Kane as they prepare for several weeks with their star striker on the sidelines.

Kane is still waiting to find out the extent of an injury to his left hamstring, sustained in the process of scoring a disallowed goal in the disappointing 1-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day.

The England captain immediately limped off after the incident and left St Mary’s on crutches.

Spurs have had to cope before without their main man in attack before as he missed much of the second half of last season with two separate ankle injuries and Heung-min Son stepped up.

The South Korean’s return from a three-game ban on Sunday is timely, while Spurs also have Lucas Moura and teenager Troy Parrott.

‘Harry is obviously a very important player for us, one of the best players in the league and on and off the pitch he’s very important,’ Vertonghen said. ‘But we have the squad to cope without him.’