Pochettino hints Heung-min Son may lead attack for game with CSKA Moscow

The Spurs boss hinted that in-form winger could lead the line for Tuesday night's crucial clash in the Champions League.

Pochettino hints Heung-min Son may lead attack for game with CSKA Moscow
Pochettino talking to the media ahead of the game with CSKA Moscow (Image: Oleg Nikishin / Getty Images)

Speaking at his pre-match press conference before his side's crucial clash against CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League, Mauricio Pochettino hinted that he could give in-form winger Heung-min Son the chance to lead Tottenham Hotspur's frontline. 

Son, who came very close to leaving Spurs in the summer, has had a new lease of life this season, scoring some very important goals including scoring both goals in Spurs win away to Middlesbrough at the weekend.

Pochettino hints at Son start

With Harry Kane out of the game with an ankle injury, Pochettino needs other players to step up to get the goals against CSKA and Son is vying for an opportunity to prove his worth in a must-win game.

Pochettino said that he is "very happy" with how Son has been playing in the "last few games" as he has been getting the goals that his performances deserve. The Argentinean went on to say that it is "one possibility to play him up front" which the boss is sure he could do very well at but he said that he could also play "Vincent Janssen too." 

During his short time at the club, Son has rarely played as a striker but he has played the role on a number of occasions for his former club Bayer Leverkusen.

Son celebrates scoring his second goal against Middlesbrough at the weekend | Photo:
Son celebrates scoring his second goal against Middlesbrough at the weekend | Photo: Dan Mullan / Getty Images

Pochettino not making excuses about injuries

It is a really important game for the club after they were defeated by AS Monaco in their last game but it doesn't help that the club have a number of key players injured for the game. Pochettino though is adamant that he has enough talent in his squad to cope with all of the losses.

Pochettino said "we are competitive" but at the moment we are a "bit unlucky with injuries" but he didn't make excuses saying that "it's a good opportunity for the players that don't play too much." The boss continued on to say that "in football the squad is important" and he feels that the 25 players he has are "important" and if called on they will be "ready to play" and give their all to get the win.