The tactical change Pochettino should make against Sheffield United

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Tottenham Hotspur need to start with Harry Kane up front against Sheffield United.

Tottenham Hotspur need to start Harry Kane up front against Sheffield United when the two sides meet in the Capital One Cup semi-final on Wednesday night. 

Kane was deployed in a slightly deeper role against the Blades in the first leg, where Tottenham claimed a 1-0 victory, but Mauricio Pochettino needs to allow the youngster to lead the line. 

The match is still in the balance and making their major goal-threat play a more creative function for the side could be a costly error.

Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado both have had a minimal impact this campaign, but Kane has proven that he can find the back of the net when give chances at the highest level. 

The League One side's defence was barely tested last week, with Adebayor's performance well short of the quality required, but they would have their work cut out to stop Kane. 

The England youth international has 18 goals in 31 matches to date this campaign and it would hardly come as a surprise if he added to this total at Bramall Lane.

With Sheffield United needing to attack to close the deficit, spaces are likely to emerge in their defence and Tottenham have their best chance of capitalising on this if Kane starts up front. 

These are the sort of games where goalscorers can be the difference and Tottenham need to give their own finisher the very best chance of scoring they possibly can by allowing him to lead the line. 

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