Tottenham head to The Emirates on Sunday to face an in-form Arsenal side for the first North London derby of the season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side remain the only unbeaten side in the Premier League after their draw with champions Leicester on Saturday, whilst Arsenal made it 14 games without a loss in all competitions as they beat David Moyes’ struggling Sunderland side 4-1 at the Stadium of Light.
Speaking ahead of the clash, the Spurs boss has hinted that they could see the return of star striker, Harry Kane, who has been sidelined since mid-September after being carried off against Sunderland.
After rumours emerged that the England international could be fit for their Champions League clash with Bayer Leverkusen this week, the Argentine said:
“Wednesday 50 per cent and Sunday we will see. We will see.”
In the absence of the 23-year-old, both Son and summer signing Vincent Janssen have stepped into the fold but have managed just four goals between them since their strike partner was injured.
“Of course it’s important for Harry to come back,” Pochettino continued. “Harry is our main striker. We are very happy with Vincent [Janssen] but we brought him to share that position with Harry.”
Spurs go into the derby off the back of three consecutive draws in the Premier League, whilst the Gunners sit on level points with league leaders, Man City.
Having seen his side miss many chances in recent weeks, the former Southampton manager urged his players to be more aggressive and clinical:
“It’s not only our strikers. Our second line need to score more and be more aggressive, to be more determined to score and not only to play well. We need to be more determined to score – be more direct, shoot, believe.
“The reality is we need to be more clinical and score more.”