Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insists his side can keep up their impressive league form without top scorer Harry Kane.
The England striker was forced to sit out Spurs’ 2-1 win over Southampton at White Hart Lane after damaging his ankle ligaments in last weekend’s FA Cup quarter final clash with Millwall.
Kane could be out for between four and six weeks, but Pochettino is confident he team can still deliver without their first choice forward
Speaking after the game, Pochettino said: “It was a great opportunity to win, you will always miss your main striker but we can still do it while he is injured.
“It was important for us to get that feeling, to win the game, to scores goals and keep out position in the table, it was very important.”
Spurs have now won their last 10 games at home in the league and Pochettino’s side last dropped points at White Hart Lane on October 29 last year, a 1-1 draw with Leicester.
With Kane on the sidelines, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli stepped up with goals against Southampton to extend Spurs' run of home wins.
Christian Eriksen opened with a curling effort into the bottom corner, before Dele Alli converted a penalty after being brought down by Saints’ Steven Davis in the box.
However, Spurs had to hold on in the second half as Southampton rallied, getting back into the game after a Toby Alderweireld error allowed James Ward-Prowse to turn home a cross at the far post.
Pochettino added: “I think the team fully deserve the win as they are playing very well.
"Today was a tough game, in the second half maybe we suffered a little bit.
“But, I think that we fully deserved it and I am pleased with the performance. It is difficult to play and try and keep your level in every game but we need to be pleased.
“We made a mistake on the goal we conceded but that always happens in football, the important thing was the victory keeps us in a very good position in the table.”
With an international break on the way next week, Spurs next game is on April 1, when they will travel to Burnley.