Could Harry Kane fill the creative void left by Eriksen's departure?
Since Christian Eriksen left for Inter Milan in January, filling the creative void in his Tottenham side has been one of Jose Mourinho’s biggest challenges.
Eriksen was deemed to have been disinterested and unmotivated for the first half of last season, but he still created more chances per 90 minutes than any Spurs player to play more than 70 Premier League minutes during 2019-20, and was second for passes into the opposition third per 90.
Giovani Lo Celso was signed partly to replace Eriksen, but he has done most of his best work probing from deeper positions and so far has just two assists and no goals in the Premier League. Tanguy Ndombele could also be the man to help Spurs break down opposition defences — as he did in Sunday’s 5-2 win away to Southampton for the first of Son Heung-min’s four goals — but at the moment he is not fit enough to play for more than 45 minutes.
Instead, might it be that an unlikely solution...
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