Spurs backed to find striker solution: ‘But it won’t be Kane mark II’

Spurs take on Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea in a London derby next Thursday, while a busy February schedule also includes meetings with in-form rivals West Ham and top-flight leaders Manchester City as well as an FA Cup fifth-round contest against Everton and two-legged Europa League last-32 tie against Wolfsberger AC of Austria.

Before all that, Tottenham – who are also without the likes of Sergio Reguilon, Giovani Lo Celso and Dele Alli due to injury – visit the south coast this weekend looking to swiftly bounce back from an error-strewn defeat to Liverpool.

And though Brighton chief Potter knows Tottenham do not have another player of Kane’s quality and skill-set to throw in on Sunday, he is still expecting Mourinho to settle on an effective plan without a player who has scored 14 goals and laid on 13 assists in 26 matches so far this season.


Tottenham talisman Harry Kane is facing weeks on the sidelines with two separate ankle injuries

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“It would be unfair of me to say they have got another Harry Kane in their group, because he’s a top player, the captain, the leader,” said Potter.

“It’s hard to replace him, they will have to find a different solution of course and the squad that Tottenham have, the skill that Tottenham have, they will find that solution.

“But it won’t be a Harry Kane mark II, that’s for sure.”

Brighton have their own injury issues to contend with for the visit of Spurs, with highly-rated full-back Tariq Lamptey still out along with striker Danny Welbeck.

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