sport news Jan Vertonghen backs team-mates to step up in Harry Kane's absence

'We have the squad to cope': Jan Vertonghen backs team-mates to step up in Harry Kane's absence as Spurs face several weeks without talisman Harry Kane injured his left hamstring against Southampton on New Year's Day Jan Vertonghen believes Tottenham can cope despite their talisman being out Spurs are waiting to find out the extent of the injury after he limped off the pitch The England captain left St Mary's on crutches and could be out for weeks 

By Press Association Reporter

Published: 12:14 GMT, 2 January 2020 | Updated: 12:20 GMT, 2 January 2020

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Jan Vertonghen says Tottenham have the players to cope without Harry Kane as they prepare for several weeks without their star striker.

Kane suffered an injury to his left hamstring in the process of scoring a disallowed goal in the disappointing 1-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year's Day and the club are still waiting to find out the extent of the problem.

The England captain immediately limped off after the incident and left St Mary's on crutches.

Harry Kane suffered an injury to his left hamstring in the process of scoring a disallowed goal

 Harry Kane suffered an injury to his left hamstring in the process of scoring a disallowed goal

It is not the first time recently that Spurs have had to cope without their main man in attack as he missed much of the second half of last season with two separate ankle injuries.

In that instance it was Son Heung-min who stepped up and the South Korean's return

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