Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane says he’s happy to give his current employers tips on how to keep West Brom forward Saido Berahino out of the game at White Hart Lane tomorrow.
The pair have played together for the England under-21 side, which allows Kane to provide the Spurs defence with a first hand insight into how to keep the 21-year-old Baggies forward contained and out of the game.
“I’ll tell the other players anything I can about him that will help the team but we know what we’ll be up against and what to expect. We want to get three points on Sunday,” he told the Tottenham website.
Berahino started the season with West Brom with a bang as he scored two goals in his first appearance for the club against Sunderland.
That provided a glimpse of the potential he possesses at the top of the attack and how devastating he can be against any side, capable of pulling the Baggies out of their bad run of form.
Tottenham should be confident of keeping him quiet because Mauricio Pochettino has Kane’s insight as well as a variety of central defenders he can use for the important home game.
Spurs’ defence is well suited to coping against a variety of different strikers whether they’re physical or extremely quick and the trick for the back four is to find some consistency while performing in the Europa League and domestic cup competitions.
Berahino will definitely have the motivation to perform against Spurs because those goals were his only efforts of the season although he’s featured in four Premier League games altogether as well as in the League Cup.
Any striker on a run of games without a goal will be extra determined to end that run but Spurs should be confident of keeping a clean sheet and ensuring he has to wait a game later and Kane can help with that.