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Football | Premier League

We can cope without Kane - Eriksen



Christian Eriksen insists Tottenham's 2-1 win against Southampton on Sunday proved they have enough firepower to cope without Harry Kane.

Kane will be sidelined for several weeks after suffering an ankle injury in last weekend's FA Cup thrashing of Millwall.

With the England striker out, some pundits have predicted Spurs will struggle, but they did just fine without him at White Hart Lane.

Denmark winger Eriksen opened the scoring with a low drive from 25 yards before Dele Alli struck from the penalty spot as Spurs eased into a 2-0 halftime lead.

James Ward-Prowse pulled one back for Southampton shortly after the restart, but Tottenham secured a win that puts them 10 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea in second place.

"Everyone felt the responsibility. The players are good enough to substitute (Harry Kane's goals) so obviously it was important for someone else to score," Eriksen said.

"It is exactly the same, we play the same system but different players with Sonny (Son Heung-min) instead of Harry and he plays a bit more deep but he's a terrific player and he wants the ball at his feet.

"He's a different player and I thought we did really well but the second half was tough for us."



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