Pochettino assesses Llorente in Kane's abscene

Pochettino not expecting deadline-day signings

Pochettino not expecting deadline-day signings

The England skipper has missed the club's last five games after damaging an ankle during the 1-0 Premier League defeat by Manchester United on 13 January.

But Kane, who is known to return from injuries before anticipated, has raised hopes after posting a video of himself on social media doing significant exercises on the joint.

"Of course I wanted to strengthen the squad but if we can not sign, I need to stick with the project of the club", Pochettino told his weekly news conference.

'We'll get the footballs out next week and see how it reacts. "We are in a good way and we need to carry on and try to be as consistent as possible until the end".

With the first-choice striker down, and Heung-Min Son on global duty, Spurs have been forced to play Fernando Llorente up front, and the Spaniard struggled. He kick-started the fightback in a 2-1 win in midweek against Watford and again against Newcastle, leading to him toasting both performances with a celebratory dinner in London.

"You know him very well, he is very strong and is a guy that puts 200 per cent in to be back as soon as possible".

Pochettino, whose side failed to add to their squad for the second transfer window running, is daring to dream of overhauling Liverpool and Manchester City, though applied his usual cautionary note.

Further complications regarding who will play Tottenham in their new stadium involve the scheduling of the FA Cup, as Tottenham's proposed game against Crystal Palace will have to be postponed should the Eagles beat Doncaster Rovers in the fifth round.

Les Ferdinand reckons that Tottenham Hotspur aren't realistic contenders to win the Premier League title this year, simply because the squad isn't big enough.

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