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No Kane but Spurs ready for Saints

Pochettino, though, believes his squad has grown in strength as the season has progressed and placed his faith in Son Heung-Min to fill the gap left by Kane and provide the focal point to Tottenham's attack.

Alli doubled the lead from the penalty spot later in the first half having won the spot-kick himself when Southampton repeatedly failed to clear their lines. The striker's run of six goals in four Southampton appearances was brought to a shuddering halt.

The former Tottenham defender was pleased with the performance of Janssen against Southampton at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur host Southampton in the Premier League as they look to tighten their grip on the top four.

Son fired wide as Spurs looked to reassert themselves before a Long effort was stopped by Lloris with Southampton growing in confidence.

"It was good", Pochettino said of Son's display.

James Ward-Prowse pulled a goal back after the break but Tottenham held on for a 10th successive home league victory - their longest run since they won 14 in a row in 1987.

Spurs have played 12 games this season in all competitions without Harry Kane - nine of which have come against top-flight opposition.

Manager Claude Puel's side now occupy 10th place with 33 points, with the likely goal for the rest of the season being to finish as high as possible on the table with nothing left to play for.

- The only previous top-flight season than Spurs have remained unbeaten at home was 1964-1965 (21 games, 0 defeats).

Dele Alli has scored three and assisted one more in two Premier League apps versus Southampton.

In the Round 22 Southampton played again on the road against Sunderland and scored 4 goals as well, which should be a decent indication of what we can expect come Sunday. "We conceded two goals without being under pressure".

"He (Janssen) will now have the possibility to play more and be more involved".

Tottenham had other flickers in the first half, among them Alli's spin and shot, which went straight at Fraser Forster, and Toby Alderweireld's header from an Eriksen corner that drew an excellent save out of the goalkeeper.

"I agree we need to improve by trying to score the third or the fourth, and finishing the game before, because we were much better than Southampton".


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