If there was anything Pochettino wanted to avoid towards the final months of the campaign, it was an injury to their talisman Harry Kane.
His 10-game absence earlier this season coincided with Spur’s worst winless run of the campaign where they went six games without a victory. During that spell, Tottenham dropped points to West Brom, Bournemouth and Leicester, lost to Liverpool in the EFL Cup and blew their Champions League dreams with the loss against Bayer Leverkusen.
With the initial prognosis on Kane’s injury suggesting anywhere between four and eight weeks in the sidelines, Pochettino should be looking for alternative plans to cope a sustained period without last season's Premier League top scorer.
Here are the three competent options before the Argentine manager: